Max Scherzer sealed seven rounds without goals in another impressive performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Saturday to continue their title quest at the West.
The Dodgers started day two and a half behind the leaders San Francisco Giants.
Cincinnati suffered another heavy loss. The Reds were involved in the clash once behind St. Louis, in the dispute for second place in the National League playoffs.
Scherzer (15-4) has improved to 7-0 in nine games since July 30, when he was replaced by the Washington Nationals with the Dodgers. Only two hits and seven hits were allowed.
Three-time award-winning champion Cy Young leads the majors with a 2.08 ERA, combined between the two teams. In his beginnings with the Dodgers he was particularly notable, with an ERA of 0.78.
Sonny Gray (7-8) retired from his first 11 enemies before Trea Turner hit a single in the fourth act. After that, the defensive work of the Reds disappointed him.
The Dodgers took advantage of two Cincinnati errors to score three runs in the fifth inning, and broke zero on the scoreboard.
For the Dodgers, Albert Pujols 1-1.
For the Reds, Venezuelan Eugenio Suarez 1-0.
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