The Los Angeles Dodgers concluded their four-game set with the Cincinnati Reds Thursday and finished 4-3 on their seven-game road trip.

One of the wins on the trip came against the Reds Monday, which was Scott Van Slyke’s second consecutive start in center field. Van Slyke likely got the nod over Andre Ethier in both games as the Dodgers were facing a left-handed starter.

With Tony Cingrani on the mound for the Reds, Van Slyke led off the second inning, with both teams scoreless. On a full count, the Dodger utility man crushed a solo home run to deep left-center.

hen in the fifth inning with the Dodgers holding a 3-2 lead and two men on with two outs, Van Slyke hit his second home run to put the game out of reach. Van Slyke finished 3-for-3 with the two home runs, four RBIs and two walks.

His first home run traveled 448 feet to give the Dodgers a pair of homers that went over 400 feet in back-to-back games.
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