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CINCINNATI (AP) — Not only did Los Angeles lose to the lowly

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Not only did Los Angeles lose to the lowly Cincinnati Reds yet again Josh Morrissey Jersey , this time former Dodgers prospects did in their former team.Former Los Angeles farmhands Brandon Dixon and Scott Schebler homered, and the Dodgers stumbled for the second straight night in a 3-1 loss Tuesday night.“Two days ago, things were great,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. “I don’t have an answer for the Reds. Obviously, we don’t. I wish I had an answer. We felt good about this series coming in. We were prepared. We can’t solve the riddle of their pitching. Our only thought now is to salvage the series and find a way to get a win.”Defending NL champion Los Angeles is 0-6 against Cincinnati this season. The Dodgers, who lost Monday’s series opener 10-6 to the last-place Reds, remained 1½ games behind NL West-leading Colorado and dropped three games back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.Los Angeles has lost back-to-back games for the first time since a three-game sweep by St. Louis from Aug. 20-22. Last week the Dodgers lost two of three to the sub-.500 New York Mets.“It’s not complacency,” Roberts said. “If anything, we’re trying too hard. When we put it together, we’re very good. Against teams that on paper we should beat, it hasn’t worked out.”Dixon homered in the second inning and Schebler in the third for a 2-0 lead against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3). Jose Peraza, another former Los Angeles prospect, had two hits.Dixon, Peraza and Schebler all were acquired by the Reds from Los Angeles as part of the December 2015 three-team trade that sent Todd Frazier from Cincinnati to the Chicago White Sox.“It is fun to play the team you left,” Dixon said. “The win is the most important thing , but you have a chip on your shoulder when you play your former team.”Scooter Gennett had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, and lifted his league-leading average to .321. Gennett is hitting .727 (16 for 22) against the Dodgers this season.Luis Castillo (9-12) allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts. He retired 15 straight batters before Joc Pederson’s one-out homer in the sixth.Raisel Iglesias pitched a hitless ninth for his 26th save in 30 chances, completing a five-hitter.Dixon, playing in place of a resting Joey Votto, sent a cutter into the upper deck for his fifth home run this season and Schebler hit his 16th home run and third in five games, The drive sailed over the Reds bullpen down the right-field line and clanged off an advertising sign.Ryu (4-3) gave up eight hits in five innings.MOVING AROUNDIn Cincinnati’s last four games, Dixon has started at second base, third base, right field and first base. He is the first Reds player to start four straight games at different positions since Jerry Hairston in September 2008. Dixon also has made two scoreless pitching appearances.STREAK ALIVEPederson’s shot extended the Dodgers’ streak of consecutive games with at least one homer to 19, tops in the majors this season. Pederson snapped a 0-for-13 skid with a single leading off the game.GET THE BALLReds OF Gabriel Guerrero singled in the fourth for his first major league hit.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: 3B Justin Turner didn’t start after reaching base in 33 of 34 games since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 2 but pinch hit. “He’s showing signs of fatigue,” manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s had a high workload.”UP NEXTDodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (8-3) starts Wednesday after ace Clayton Kershaw was pushed back to Thursday. Stripling has a 6.14 ERA in 7 1/3 innings in two career appearances against the RedsReds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (7-4) is 1-3 with a 3.12 ERA in four starts against Los Angeles, the last on Aug. 21, 2016. DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn wasn’t impressed with his 600th career point, or his 601st.Those two power-play goals Mark Scheifele Jersey , and three others by his linemates, were more than enough for the Dallas Stars to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Saturday night.When asked whether he’d thought about 600, Benn answered simply, “No.”Tyler Seguin — who had two goals, one on the power play, and two assists — had more to say.“It’s great,” he said. “He’s a heck of hockey player. He deserves accolades like that.”Jim Montgomery has won his first two games as a head coach with captain Benn’s help.“That’s about 594 more than I ever had,” Montgomery said. “It just speaks volumes about what he’s done here in his career.”Benn entered the game with 598 points, and assisted on Seguin’s first goal for No. 599.Winnipeg had beaten Dallas eight straight times dating to Oct. 27, 2016.Dallas dominated the first period with a 16-9 advantage in shots and two goals less than three minutes apart by Alexander Radulov and Seguin, the latter on the power play with Benn assisting.Benn scored power-play goals in the second and third periods, and Seguin scored in the third.“We didn’t give ourselves a chance to get going,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “In the penalty box too much early and not very effective on the kill here at all tonight.”The Stars’ top line accounted for all five goals and five assists. Radulov also had two assists.“You’ve got Seguin with the unbelievable shot,” Jets center Adam Lowry said. “Benn’s kind of the prototypical power forward. He’s got speed, but he’s got skill and he plays a heavy game. Radulov Mathieu Perreault Jersey , you see the hand skill, the body.”Ben Bishop finished with 32 saves for Dallas, 15 in the third period. Connor Hellebuyck had 30 for Winnipeg.“When we have our healthy (Bishop) back there, we’re a dangerous team,” Stars defenseman Marc Methot said.Radulov scored for the second time in the first two games on a wrist shot from a sharp angle below the right faceoff circle. The puck hit defenseman Tyler Myers’ left leg and went in off Hellebuyck’s right skate at 8:23. Seguin lifted a wrist shot from the right circle off Hellebuyck and into the net at 11:18.In the second period, the Jets’ Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the season and the first against Bishop after 82 minutes, 10 seconds.The first period ended with 14 minutes of penalties in the final second. At 19:59, the Methot went off for holding and Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien retaliated with a cross checking penalty. On the ensuing faceoff, Brett Ritchie of Dallas and Lowry dropped their gloves and drew fighting majors at 20:00.NOTES: The Dallas record for power-play goals in a game is four, achieved 10 times. Defenseman Philippe Boucher in 2006 was the only Star with three power-play goals in a game. … Dallas was 3 for 5 on the power play, Winnipeg 0 for 3. … Hellebuyck’s personal regular-season winning streak ended at 10, including his last nine games last season. … Connor Carrick’s assist on Radulov’s goal was his third in the first two games. Carrick’s highest total in his four previous seasons was eight assists for Toronto in 2017-18. His had three assists in a three-game span as a rookie in February 2014.UP NEXTJets: Play their home opener against Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Stars: Continue a four-game opening homestand with the third game on Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

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