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Hanigan's RBI double lifts Reds past Dodgers
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning during a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
September 8, 2013, 11:26 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) Ryan Hanigan's RBI double in the ninth inning drove in Zack Cozart from first base to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

Cozart, who had extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games earlier, started the rally with a one-out single to left off Ronald Belisario (5-7). Hanigan lined the next pitch past left fielder Carl Crawford to the wall, and Cozart beat shortstop Hanley Ramirez's relay throw with a headfirst slide.

Aroldis Chapman (4-5) pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to get the win, which completed the Reds' first sweep of a three-game series against the Dodgers in Cincinnati since June 12-14, 1992.

Jay Bruce hit two home runs for the Reds, who went into the game in third place in the NL Central, two games behind first-place St. Louis, which beat second-place Pittsburgh earlier Sunday.

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