By MITCH STACY, AP Sports activities Author
CINCINNATI (AP) – Freddie Freeman insisted he didn’t have a lot time to consider his return to Atlanta, the place he was the beloved face of the Braves franchise and helped deliver a World Collection championship to the town this season. previous.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ first base, who hit dwelling with the automobile in three runs in a 10-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, has left apart questions on what’s going to certainly be an emotional weekend.
“I’ve not considered it but,” he stated. “I am unable to wait to go dwelling and see my household. They’ve been in Atlanta for a number of days. I’ve been requested a number of instances, and I simply say no, I don’t (converse) now. All I care about is returning dwelling to my household. “You may ask me these questions tomorrow and I’ll see what sort of feelings I’ll have tomorrow.”
After a dozen years in Atlanta and profitable final yr’s World Collection, Freeman grew to become a free agent and signed a $ 162 million six-year cope with the Dodgers – at age 32, he is reaching 0.303 with eight dwelling runs and 45 RBI.
Freeman and Dodgers will retreat to Atlanta with vigor. They defeated the Reds, scoring 26 runs and hitting 42 photographs in three video games.
Freeman had the highest 5 RBIs of the season in an 8-2 win on the opening of the collection on Tuesday and amassed 10 within the collection.
“It merely got here to our discover then. It is baseball. “It’s troublesome,” he stated. “We have now gone via ups and downs through the season and we’re on the rise in the mean time.”
Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Will Smith and Justin Turner had been additionally dwelling to the Dodgers chief within the NL West. They beat the Reds 52-18 profitable all seven video games towards them this yr.
Clayton Kershaw (5-1) allowed one run and 7 photographs in six rows. Kershaw left after 80 pitches, decreasing his season ERA to 2.00.
“Only a improbable efficiency throughout the board,” stated Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts.
Cincinnati has misplaced seven in a row and is the worst NL 23-46.
Reds starter Hunter Greene (3-8) – regardless of hitting 100 mph along with his quick ball not less than 5 instances early within the recreation – delivered six runs and 9 photographs, together with three homers, in 5 rows.
Freeman hit a excessive homer, with two discipline runs within the heart within the third. Bellinger’s two-run automobile within the fourth made the rating 5-0. Freeman added an RBI single to the eighth.
Tommy Pham hit a homer with three runs because the Reds scored 4 within the seventh spherical, facilitator Phil Bickford.
“We care about profitable. “That is the one factor we care about,” stated Reds supervisor David Bell. “Having the ability to get out and never do it is extremely irritating. We have all been via it earlier than and we additionally know how one can get to the opposite aspect.”
Bell began a formation with all of the kicks with the proper hand towards the left Kershaw. Which means Joey Votto took a break day and Mike Moustakas didn’t begin for the second day in a row. Moustakas is hitting .212 with three dwelling runs and 14 RBI. He hit the highest within the eighth and hit in a double play. Votto is hitting 0.209 with 5 dwelling runs and 22 RBI. Three of the homes have arrived this month.
Dodgers: Transferred INF Edwin Ríos (proper thigh pressure) to the 60-day injured listing.
Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo (again) was scheduled to start a rehab Thursday evening in Triple A-Louisville. … RHP Justin Dunn (shoulder) is anticipated to start a rehab process this weekend at Excessive A-Dayton. … OF Tyler Naquin (4) headed the bases easily, however there’s nonetheless no timetable for his return.
Dodgers: Transfer to Atlanta for a three-game collection. Ian Anderson (6-3, 4-35 ERA) is Braves’ scheduled starter towards left-back Julio Urías (4-6, 2.56). Anderson didn’t enable runs and three kicks and scored six to six 2/3 in a row beating the Cubs on Sunday. Urías gave up only one run and two photographs on six in a win over the Guardians on Saturday.
Reds: Proper-back Graham Ashcraft (3-1, 3.51 ERA) is the title deliberate towards San Francisco right-back Alex Cobb within the opening of a weekend collection towards the Giants. Ashcraft delivered 5 runs and eight photographs over 5 within the Reds’ loss to the Brewers final Saturday. Cobb threw 4 rows towards the Pirates on Sunday, permitting two runs and 4 kicks and not using a resolution.
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