LOS ANGELES -- Second baseman Brandon Phillips homered, and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with a 3-2 decision over the Los Angeles Dodgers before a crowd of 41,129 at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.
Cincinnati (23-28) prevented the Dodgers (29-24) from recording a sweep of the three-game series. The Reds also ended Los Angeles' three-game winning streak.
A wild pitch by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed third baseman Todd Frazier to score for a 3-1 advantage in the sixth, which turned out to be the difference. Kershaw struck out nine, but allowed all three runs on seven hits with a walk in seven innings. Kershaw (3-2), who threw 105 pitches (73 strikes), has lost two of his last three outings.
Cincinnati's Homer Bailey (5-3) limited the Dodgers to two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and a walk in seven innings, throwing 96 pitches (66 strikes). Closer Aroldis Chapman sealed the win by pitching a clean ninth for his five save.
Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run in the sixth and extended his streak of reaching base to 29 games. After Bailey buzzed Puig with a high fastball inside, the Los Angeles right fielder deposited the next pitch into the seats in right to pull the Dodgers within 3-2 with no outs. However, the Dodgers failed to score again.
Phillips put the Reds on the board, drilling a 1-2 pitch from Kershaw into the left-field pavilion for a two-run shot with one out in the first inning. It was Phillips' fourth home run of the season.
Bailey limited the Dodgers to one hit until third baseman Justin Turner led off the fifth with a double to right. After advancing to third on a groundout by Drew Butera, Turner scored on a passed ball by Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco to cut the Cincinnati lead to 2-1 with one out.
The Reds had dropped five in a row at Dodger Stadium entering Wednesday's game.
NOTES: Dodgers LF Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left ankle sprain. Crawford suffered the injury in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 6-3 victory. Crawford's absence resulted in OF Matt Kemp, who missed five straight starts, getting the nod in left field. ... The Dodgers selected the contract of INF/OF Jamie Romak from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill Crawford's roster spot. ... The Reds visit the Arizona Diamondbacks for a four-game series beginning Thursday. ... Los Angeles hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game set beginning Thursday.