After winning the series opener on Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to string together consecutive wins Saturday afternoon as the team fell to the NL Central Division Champions Cincinnati Reds by the score of 6-0.
The Dodgers sent right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife to the mound, who pitched a strong five innings and took the loss. However, Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos dominated the Dodgers bats, tossing a scoreless eight innings while striking out seven batters and walking none.
While the Dodgers were able to muster just six hits against Latos, the game remained within reach. The Dodgers entered the top of the eight only down three runs, but found themselves down six after the bottom of the eighth in which Jamey Wright allowed three runs without recording an out.
Reds then summoned their fireball closer Aroldis Chapman to close the door. As he has done most of the season, the southpaw did just that, tossing a scoreless inning of work while giving Mat Latos the win. Los Angeles is now just four games above .500 and are three games back in the loss column of the second wild card spot in the National League.