Andre Ethier turned on the power to lead the Dodgers over the Reds 6-3 at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Ethier, like most of the Dodgers outfield, was hitting well in May, at .323/.373/.435 in 20 games entering Tuesday, but there wasn't much power to be found. That all changed on Tuesday against the Reds. Ethier homered against Alfredo Simon in the second inning, a solo shot into the right field pavilion for a 1-0 lead. It was Ethier's first home run since April 19, snapping a span of 91 plate appearances and 27 games without a long ball. The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning, and Ethier cleared them with his first triple of the season for a 4-0 lead. It was the first triple at Dodger Stadium for Ethier since Aug. 18, 2009, ending a drought of 1,301 plate appearances and 328 home games without a triple. As a team the Dodgers only hit five triples at home all season. They have four in 2014, in 24 games. The Dodgers as a team were 3-for-34 (.088) with the bases loaded with all singles entering Tuesday night.
Andre Ethier powers Dodgers over Reds, 6-3
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