The smash capped a Dodgers' record of 20 strikeouts, the most in franchise history since 1900.
With the victory, the first-place Dodgers (56-48) won for the 26th time in 32 games and they're now 9-1 since the All-Star break.
Every Dodgers starter struck out, with Puig,
Federowicz struck out following a
Cingrani, a rookie drafted in 2011 from Rice University, gave up only one hit and one walk in seven innings, striking out 11.
After Capuano surrendered a single on a grounder up the middle by
That’s exactly what Dodgers Manager
Asked before the game what he needed to see to know whether Capuano was on, given his odd feast-or-famine run of three scoreless performance in six starts, Mattingly said, "Outs."
Capuano's outs streak included Votto's second at-bat, when the .317 batter leaned back on a two-strike pitch and watched Capuano's curve ball tail across the plate for a called strike three.
The Reds threatened in the sixth inning when No. 8 batter
With the Dodgers’ infield in, Cincinnati’s
Uribe threw home, forcing Mesoraco into a brief rundown that closed with Uribe tagging him out. Capuano then got
Cingrani struck out Ramirez three times, Puig twice and the only hit he gave up was a single that Capuano lined up the middle with two outs in the third.
He retired 10 in a row after the Capuano hit, walked Puig to start the seventh, but then picked off the eager rookie and upped his strikeouts to 11 by sitting down Gonzalez and Ramirez.
After 99 pitches, Cingrani departed the game in the top of the eighth inning for pinch-hitter
Choo was hit by Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez and stole second base with two outs, but was stranded there on a popout to first.