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Dodgers 3, Reds 1
Takashi Saito is greeted by Russell Martin after picking up the save. (Al Behrman/AP)
Chad Billingsley was dominant for six frames before tiring in the seventh, but the Dodgers' bullpen upheld a slim lead with solid work from Joe Beimel, Jonathan Broxton and Takashi Saito. Billingsley fanned nine batters in helping the Dodgers snap a five-game skid.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (32-38)
Won 1
LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 1   CIN
Cincinnati (33-39)
Lost 3
June 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0   3 7 0
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 6/17/08  |  Recap: LAD | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Reds stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4011010.278
DeWitt, 3B4110011.278
Kent, 2B4131000.252
  Maza, 2B0000000.245
Martin, C3011101.311
Loney, 1B3010102.296
Kemp, CF4000013.292
Ethier, RF3000100.277
Berroa, SS3100103.174
Billingsley, P2000000.077
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  Broxton, P0000000.000
  Saito, P0000000.000
Totals303734310 

BATTING
2B: Pierre (9, Cueto), Martin (12, Cueto), Kent (8, Burton).
TB: Pierre 2; DeWitt; Kent 4; Martin 2; Loney.
RBI: Pierre (20), Martin (32), Kent (31).
2-out RBI: Pierre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeWitt.
S: Billingsley.
GIDP: Berroa; Martin; Loney.
Team LOB: 5.

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Patterson, CF5010014.193
Cabrera, SS3000110.333
Bruce, RF4000031.325
Phillips, B, 2B3000111.262
Dunn, LF2010200.231
Encarnacion, 3B4110014.244
Votto, 1B4020011.279
Bako, C2010111.241
  b-Griffey, PH1000011.244
Cueto, P2000011.043
  a-Valentin, PH1001002.231
  Burton, P0000000.000
  Weathers, P0000000.000
  c-Ross, PH1000011.224
Totals3216151217 

a-Grounded out for Cueto in the 7th. b-Struck out for Bako in the 9th. c-Struck out for Weathers in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Patterson; Dunn; Encarnacion; Votto 2; Bako.
RBI: Valentin (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips, B; Patterson 2; Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Patterson (5, 2nd base by Billingsley/Martin).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Cabrera-Phillips, B-Votto, Encarnacion-Phillips, B-Votto, Phillips, B-Cabrera-Votto).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Billingsley (W, 5-7)6.15113903.54
Beimel (H, 6)0.20000001.25
Broxton (H, 8)1.00002104.13
Saito (S, 9)1.01000202.20
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cueto (L, 5-7)7.05223205.19
Burton 1.02111102.65
Weathers 1.00000004.10

WP: Billingsley.
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 106-67, Beimel 10-6, Broxton 24-13, Saito 25-17, Cueto 109-63, Burton 20-13, Weathers 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Billingsley 5-4, Beimel 2-0, Broxton 0-2, Saito 1-0, Cueto 12-7, Burton 2-0, Weathers 2-1.
Batters faced: Billingsley 26, Beimel 2, Broxton 5, Saito 4, Cueto 27, Burton 5, Weathers 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Varies.
T: 2:53.
Att: 26,906.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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