Major League Baseball
LA Dodgers 9, Cincinnati 3
When: 10:10 PM ET, Thursday, April 14, 2022
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Temperature: 63°
Umpires: Home - Todd Tichenor, 1B - Mike Muchlinski, 2B - John Libka, 3B - Jim Reynolds
Attendance: 52995

Freddie Freeman had two hits and scored a pair of runs, including the go-ahead score in the eighth inning, to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-3 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

Playing in his first regular-season game at Dodger Stadium since signing a free agent deal with the club in the offseason, Freeman doubled to left-center to lead off the eighth inning. He scored on a single to right by Trea Turner off Reds right-hander Tony Santillan to snap a 3-3 tie.

Three batters after Turner's go-ahead hit, Will Smith added a three-run home run off Santillan as Los Angeles pulled away with six eighth-inning runs.

Aristides Aquino and Brandon Drury hit home runs for the Reds, and Jonathan India had two hits before leaving in the fifth inning with a right hamstring injury. Cincinnati lost for the fifth time in six games since defeating the World Series champion Atlanta Braves on Opening Day.

After hitting four home runs in their final 10 official at-bats Wednesday, a victory over the Minnesota Twins, the Dodgers took that momentum into the opening inning Thursday.

With one out in the first, Freeman hit the first of five consecutive singles as the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead. Trea Turner, Justin Turner, Max Muncy and Smith all singled in succession -- with the final three driving in runs.

Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler was cruising into the sixth inning and had two outs when Aquino hit a two-run home run. Buehler was removed, having given up two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Drury, who replaced India in the fifth, got the Reds even at 3-3 with a home run in the seventh inning off David Price.

Blake Treinen (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning to pick up the victory.

Justin Wilson (0-1), who gave up the eighth-inning double to Freeman, was tagged with the loss. Luis Cessa started for Cincinnati and yielded three runs in his lone inning as the opener. Reiver Sanmartin followed with five scoreless innings.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   LA Dodgers
Luis Cessa Player Walker Buehler
No Decision W/L No Decision
1.0 IP 5.2
0 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
27.00 ERA 3.18
Cincinnati   LA Dodgers
Jonathan India Player Cody Bellinger
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 6 2 13 .188 8 6 3 3 0 0
LA Dodgers 14 1 18 .389 15 7 8 3 1 0