The Los Angeles Dodgers got a much-needed win Friday, knocking off the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 in 10 innings. Both the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals lost on Friday, allowing the Dodgers to gain a game in the National League Wild Card race. L.A. is now two games back of the second Wild Card slot.
Friday's game was a pitchers duel with neither offense able to get much going. The Dodgers scored first with a run in the second inning, but Cincinnati tied the game 1-1 in the fifth. The game remained tied until Matt Kemp broke the tie in the top of the 10th inning with a two-run single. Kemp finished the game 3-5 with two RBI.
Brandon League closed the door in the bottom of the inning, picking up his fourth save with the Dodgers and securing the win for Ronald Belisario. Belisario pitched two scoreless innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced. Joe Blanton started the game for the Dodgers, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings.
The Dodgers will continue their series with the Reds on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PT.