Dodgers 4W: D.Lowe (7-10)
L: Harang (6-9)Reds 0
Derek Lowe allowed only one hit in eight innings and Jason Repko hit a three-run double in Los Angeles.
Lowe struck out five and got 16 groundball outs before leaving because of a blister on his right thumb after 97 pitches. Steve Schmoll worked a perfect ninth to finish it.
Cincinnati got its only hit when Rich Aurilia singled sharply through the left side with two outs in the fifth. Lowe allowed just two flyouts, both by rookie Edwin Encarnacion.
Lowe, who signed a $36 million, four-year contract with the Dodgers after winning the clincher in Boston's first World Series title since 1918, has won consecutive starts for only the second time this season. He was 0-5 in his previous seven outings with a 5.77 ERA.
CincinnatiABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals2701015 -- FLopez ss400001.297Dunn lf200010.248Casey 1b300000.301Griffey Jr. cf300001.284Kearns rf300001.238Aurilia 2b301000.267EEncarnacion 3b300000.200LaRue c200001.255Olmedo ph100000.450Harang p200001.023Standridge p000000---Shackelford p000000.000JaCruz ph100000.222Los AngelesABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3149443 -- Robles 3b400010.305Izturis ss400000.268JKent 2b411001.299Saenz 1b413000.295Ledee lf411000.286JPhillips c313110.245Werth rf300011.240Repko cf301301.217DLowe p200000.175Bradley ph000010.299Schmoll p000000---Cincinnati
000000000 -- 011Los Angeles
03100000x -- 490 E: Aurilia (6). LOB: Cincinnati 1, Los Angeles 9. 2B: Repko (9). RBI: JPhillips (44), Repko 3 (20). S: DLowe. GIDP: Casey, Ledee, Repko.
DP: Cincinnati 2 (Aurilia and Casey), (EEncarnacion and Casey); Los Angeles 1 (Izturis, JKent and Saenz).
CincinnatiIP HRERBBSONPERAHarang, L6 744231053.97Standridge1C20020251.00ShackelfordB0000010.96Los AngelesIP HRERBBSONPERADLowe, W8 10015973.81Schmoll1 00000123.63 Inherited runners-scored: Shackelford 2-0.
IBB: off Standridge (Bradley) 1. HBP: by Harang (Repko).
T: 2:19. A: 42,668 (56,000).