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LOS ANGELES -- The carousel in the Los Angeles Dodgers crowded outfield keeps spinning, and centre fielder Andre Ethier wont be getting off anytime soon with the way he is swinging the bat and playing defence -- especially after left fielder Carl Crawford sprained his ankle. Michael Cooper Jersey . Ethier drove in the Dodgers first four runs with a homer and a bases-loaded triple, and Zack Greinke tied a season high with 11 strikeouts in a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. But the jubilation in the clubhouse was subdued after Crawford left the game in the eighth inning with a sprained left ankle. He injured himself chasing down pinch-hitter Chris Heiseys leadoff double into the left field corner. Crawford said that he will have to go on the disabled list, although the club made no such announcement. Ethiers season-high four RBIs increased his total to 25, despite the outfield situation that had forced manager Don Mattingly to mix and match with Matt Kemp, Crawford, Scott Van Slyke and right fielder Yasiel Puig -- the only constant in the bunch. Puig, who came in second in the NL with a .345 average and 38 RBIs, reached base safely for the 28th straight game. "Its uncomfortable, and its a tough spot to be in," Ethier said. "I guess this is a situation where too much of a good thing is not necessarily good. But youve got to commend everyone for being professional and handling it as well as they can." Kemp was not in the starting lineup for the fifth straight game -- his longest such stretch without an injury since he became a regular in 2008. Mattingly and his staff are waiting for the two-time Gold Glove centre fielder to become comfortable enough in left field to play there on a regular basis alongside Ethier. Kemp pinch-hit in the eighth and struck out. "I just keep telling Matt: Lets go. Keep it going. Youre going to be needed, so just be ready for your opportunity," said Ethier, Kemps teammate since 2006. Greinke (8-1) allowed three runs, eight hits and no walks in 7 2-3 innings. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner was lifted after giving up a two-run homer by Devin Mesoraco on his 104th pitch -- ending Greinkes streak of 22 consecutive starts in which he had allowed fewer than three earned runs. It was the longest such streak since the dead-ball era. Kenley Jansen followed J.P. Howell out of the bullpen and pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save. Alfredo Simon (6-3) threw 70 pitches in 3 2-3 innings, giving up five runs, five hits and four walks after going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA in his first five road starts. The right-hander was the first Reds pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to win his first five road starts of a season while allowing no more than five hits in any of them. Simon retired his first two batters in the second before Ethier drove the next pitch to right-centre for his third home run of the season. It ended a drought of 83 at-bats since his previous long ball, a three-run shot against Arizonas Mike Bolsinger on April 19 at Dodger Stadium. Ethier came up in the fourth with three men on after a one-out intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez, and lined a 2-1 pitch into the right field corner for his first triple of the year. Chone Figgins, starting at third base for the injured Juan Uribe, capped the rally with an RBI single to make it 5-0. "Alfredos strength really so far, beyond having very good stuff, has been to execute quality pitches. And that got away from him a little bit in the fourth," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "With Greinke pitching, we were in a position where we couldnt give up a bulk of runs. But they had a big inning. And when Greinkes on, thats a knockout blow." Roger Bernadina drove in Cincinnatis first run with a fifth-inning single. For the first time in three games, a Dodgers starter gave up a hit before the eighth inning. Todd Frazier -- whose leadoff double in the eighth on Monday night broke up Hyun-Jin Ryus bid for a perfect game following Josh Becketts no-hitter on Sunday at Philadelphia -- singled with one out in the second. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was 1 for 4 with an RBI single in the cleanup spot, after missing four games because of a sore left calf. NOTES: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, 3 for 16 lifetime against Greinke, got the night off. But he did bring Prices lineup card to home plate for the exchange with the umpires. Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys . Schaub will start for an injured Case Keenum and try to help the Texans end a 12-game skid. Schaubs last action in Houston came when he took over late in a game against Oakland on Nov. 17 as Keenum was struggling. Byron Scott Jersey . -- Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shot a second-round 69 to take the lead after 36 holes and former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, are among several players in contention in the American Century Championship tournament on Saturday. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Joffrey Lupul will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Columbus Blue Jackets with a bone bruise in his foot. Coach Randy Carlyle called Lupuls status "questionable" after the winger missed the morning skate at Nationwide Arena the day after taking a shot to his right foot in practice but cast doubt on Lupul playing unless he had a "speedy recovery." Lupuls problem is more a weight-bearing one than being able to get his foot into his skate, according to Carlyle. Josh Leivo, recalled from the AHLs Toronto Marlies, replaced Lupul in the lineup Friday night. Carlyle expressed some displeasure Thursday about his players not wearing shot-blockers to protect their feet in practice. "(The message) was just about common sense, guys," he said. "You dont drive your car anymore without a seat belt. Its basically the same principle." Right-winger David Clarkson will make his Leafs debut after serving a 10-game suspension. "Its exciting to be back and a part of something," Clarkson said earlier Friday. "Ill know more afterr the game but its definitely exciting to be back and be back at it again and a part of the locker-room. Magic Johnson Jersey. Just the little things you miss not being around the guys." Carlyle and his staff cautioned Clarkson not to try to do too much in his Leafs debut. "Were not asking him to do anything other than just play a game, play a solid game," he said. "Be an up-and-down winger, bang and crash when he has the opportunity, go to the net. Its not going to be any different than what were going to ask him 10 games from now." Goaltender Jonathan Bernier gets the start. He went 2-1 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in his career against the Blue Jackets while playing for the Los Angeles Kings. Toronto activated enforcer Frazer McLaren from injured reserve Friday after he missed the first 10 games with a broken right pinky finger. Blue Jackets tough guy Jared Boll missed the morning skate with a stomach illness, but he was in the lineup. Reigning Vezina Trophy-winner Sergei Bobrovsky will get the start in goal for Columbus. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys China NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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