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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cincinnati1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 6100
LA Dodgers0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 250
  W: A. Brice (1-2)   L: K. Maeda (2-3)   S: R. Iglesias (6)
7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT, May 11, 2018
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California  Attendance: 46,979

Harvey to make his Reds debut against Dodgers

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Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers

  1. The Reds, winners of back-to-back games for the second time this season, defeated the Mets, 2-1 on Wednesday on an Adam Duvall walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th.
  2. The Dodgers ended their three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory against Arizona on Wednesday. Los Angeles is 4-8 against the Diamondbacks and 12-12 against everyone else this season.
  3. Los Angeles has defeated Cincinnati eight straight times overall, and nine straight at Dodger Stadium. That nine-game home winning streak is the Dodgers' longest active home winning streak against any opponent and it is also the Reds' longest active road losing streak against any one team.
  4. In his last start, Walker Buehler threw the first 6.0 innings of the Dodgers' combined no-hitter against the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico. Buehler has allowed just two earned runs in 16.0 innings with 19 strikeouts this year while holding opponents to a .179 batting average.
  5. Tyler Mahle, a native Southern Californian, will be making his first career start at Dodger Stadium. Mahle has recorded a quality start in each of his last three outings and has averaged 9.61 strikeouts per nine innings this season.
  6. Joey Votto has a career .995 OPS against Los Angeles, the best mark among active players with at least 200 plate appearances against the Dodgers. Votto is a lifetime .332 hitter against the Dodgers with 13 home runs in 64 games.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/10/2018 thru 5/13/2018

Right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey will make his debut for the Cincinnati Reds when they play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second contest of their four-game series on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Cincinnati (11-27) acquired Harvey from the New York Mets on Tuesday in exchange for catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Harvey is hoping to reignite his major league career after posting a 9-19 record over the past three seasons with the Mets.

Harvey started the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, home of the Mets, and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award voting that season. But he wasn't as effective after undergoing Tommy John surgery following the 2013 season.

He also made headlines in New York for several off-the-field issues.

"At times, there were some pretty negative thoughts about where my career was," he told reporters on Thursday. "But I think fighting through that, and throwing the ball the way I have been, in bullpens and in between outings, it's in there. It just needs to come out. I just need to relax and let it happen."

Harvey, who is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in eight games (four starts) this season, was designated for assignment May 4, marking the end of his tenure in New York.

"I had a lot of people say that that was the best thing, but I think just pitching is what's important," he said. "Obviously, I've had a lot of success in New York and I've had not so much success. Regardless of where you are, it's still pitching and performing. It's still major league baseball. You still have to get hitters out."

The Reds optioned left-hander Brandon Finnegan (0-3, 7.40 ERA) to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Harvey, who is expected to be on a conservative pitch count.

Harvey is 1-2 in four regular-season starts against the Dodgers with a 4.50 ERA. He last faced Los Angeles in Game 5 of the 2015 NL Division series and threw five innings in the 13-7 victory that eliminated Los Angeles.

The Dodgers (16-21) continue to struggle following their World Series appearance last season.

They lost the series opener to the Reds 4-1 on Thursday night, their fourth loss in the past five games.

"It's been a trend that we've seen all year," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Thursday night. "Recently, we've got guys on base, had a chance to break a game open, get a little separation, breathing room for our pitchers, and we haven't been able to come through."

The Dodgers are 8-10 at home.

"It's very frustrating and I expect those guys in the clubhouse to be as frustrated as well," Roberts said. "For us to have a below average record at home, unacceptable, so we better come ready to play (Friday)."

The Dodgers' Friday starter, Kenta Maeda (2-2, 4.02), has put the Dodgers in an early hole in his past two starts.

He gave up a three-run homer to Evan Longoria of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a 4-2 loss on April 29, and yielded a two-run homer to Eric Hosmer in the first inning of a 7-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Maeda has made two career appearances against the Reds, and they were nine days apart last season.

He pitched the final four innings of a 7-2 win on June 9 for the only save of his three-year major league career, then allowed one run and three hits over five innings of an 8-7 victory June 18.

Updated May 11, 2018

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