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Dodgers beat Reds, 3-1, behind Kazmir to complete series sweep

Dodgers beat Reds, 3-1, behind Kazmir to complete series sweep

Scott Kazmir used the words “embarrassing” and “unacceptable” to describe last Friday night’s start, when the Dodgers left-hander gave up five runs in 52/3 innings and issued a career-high seven walks at San Diego.

The adjectives were far more flattering Wednesday night, when Kazmir carved up the woebegone Cincinnati Reds, giving up one run and four hits in six innings and striking out 12, one short of his career-high, in a 3-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

“Dominant,” Manager Dave Roberts declared after the Dodgers swept a three-game series and extended Cincinnati’s losing streak to 10 games. “Unbelievable, electric,”...

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