Arroyo contemplating retirement after latest coarse start

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Source:   —  June 18, 2017, at 11:13 PM

The 40-year-old right-hander was roughed up for five runs and seven hits in just three innings on Sun as the LA Dodgers built a seven-run lead before holding on for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds, who have lost nine straight.

Arroyo contemplating retirement after latest coarse start

The shortest outing of Bronson Arroyo'south season might be the latest of his career.

The 40-year-old right-hander was roughed up for five runs and seven hits in just three innings on Sun as the LA Dodgers built a seven-run lead before holding on for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds, who have lost nine straight.

Arroyo (3-six), attempting a comeback this season with his former team after missing two one/two seasons with arm and shoulder problems, including Tommy John surgery and a procedure on his shoulder, revealed after the game that he'd been receiving cortisone shots in his shoulder since spring training.

"We tried to patch it up and it worked for a while, but I've been hit around the yard for a while now," Arroyo said. "Have I thought 'This time might be my latest time on the field?' Yeah."

Arroyo, who gave up for nine runs and a career-high thirteen hits in his latest start at San Diego, planned to meet with manager Bryan Price either late on Sun or sometime on Monday.

"It'south not just a challenge with his stuff," Price said. "It'south a physical challenge."

Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner homered, Kenta Maeda pitched five powerful innings and drove in two runs and Kike Hernandez made a spectacular game-saving capture to lift the surging Dodgers to their ninth win in their last ten games.

"It got a tiny near for us," LA manager Dave Roberts said. "Our bullpen has been lights out all year. They keep some excellent at-bats against us. Love I've said, that'south a very excellent offensive club. To obtain out of here with three (wins) is huge."

Cincinnati nearly rallied all the way back from an 8-1 deficit in the sixth inning. However, Hernandez went back to the left-field wall and made an awkward leaping grab of Joey Votto'south attempt at a go-ahead extra-base hit with runners on first and third in the eighth.

Maeda (5-3), in his first appearance since June nine and first start since June four, allowed just three hits and one running in five innings to assistance the Dodgers complete a three-game sweep.

"The team wanted me to be aggressive and pound the zone and that'south what happened," Maeda said through an interpreter. "It took some time for me to start again, but I was able to obtain into a rhythm. I tried to stay aggressive and not modify my map with runners on base."

Scooter Gennett hit a three-run residence run, his first since he'd a major league record-tying four on June 6, and Adam Duvall and Eugenio Suarez each added solo shots for the Reds.

Kenley Jansen got the latest three outs for his fifteenth save.

Cincinnati scored more than three runs for the first time in six games, but still extended its longest losing streak of the season. The Reds' skid, their worst since an 11-game streak in May two thousand sixteen, started with a three-game sweep by the Dodgers in Los Angeles, setting up their first sweep of a season series with Cincinnati since 2006.

The Dodgers scored all of their runs with two outs, including Forsythe'south two-run drive in the third inning and Turner'south three-run shot in the sixth. Both of those shots reached the upper deck in left field and gave the Dodgers seven homers in the series.

HELLO, GOODBYE

Dodgers RHP Josh Ravin was recalled on Friday, pitched two innings of relief on Saturday and was optioned to Triple-A OK City on Sun when RHP Brock Stewart was recalled from Oklahoma City.

LA also claimed OF Peter O'Brien off waivers from the TX Rangers and designated LHP Jason Wheeler for assignment. O'Brien will be assigned to Triple-A.

STILL HOT

After getting Saturday off, Turner wasted number time extending his hitting streak to thirteen games, lining a first-inning single to left field. Turner strung together a career-high 16-game streak in April.

TRACKING IT DOWN

Reds CF Billy Hamilton, a Gold Glove finalist each of the latest three seasons, went a long way to the left-center field wall in the third inning to track down leadoff batter Turner'south deep fly, snagging it with a backhand grab while glancing off the glass in front of the Reds bullpen.

STILL A THREAT

Hamilton went into Sunday'south game leading the major leagues in stolen bases despite not swiping one in thirteenth games, the longest drought of his career and one he snapped with a thieve of second in the fifth inning.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (9-2) is 8-1 with a 1.49 earned-run average in thirteenth career starts against the Mets, who've hit a combined .177 against him.

Reds: RHP Scott Feldman (5-5) was roughed up for eight hits and four runs in five innings in his latest start on Tuesday at San Diego.

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