The Dodgers opened their series with the Reds in dramatic fashion, as they needed 12 innings and four dongs to take home an 8-5 victory.
Dustin May struggled out of the gate, as he allowed four runs in the first two innings. Somehow, May gave the Dodgers some much-needed length as he got through five innings without surrendering any more runs. The Dodgers matched the Reds with two runs in the first on Mookie Betts‘ 15th homer of the season.
Anthony DeSclafani held the Dodgers quiet until Justin Turner banged his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning to put the Dodgers down one. In the sixth, the Dodgers took the lead when Max Muncy and Will Smith each hit solo homers to chase Desclafani from the game.
Of course, the Dodgers failed to hold the lead. Cincinnati tied the game in the eighth when Eugenio Suarez knocked an RBI single against former divisional foe Brandon Kintzler. The game remained tied until the 12th inning, when Corey Seager‘s 16th homer of the year gave the Dodgers the three-run victory.
“It’s a thrill to get that kind of win,” Seager said.