LOS ANGELES – Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time since June 9-10.
Harang (6-5) allowed one run and three hits, struck out five and walked one in his second career start against the team he pitched for from 2003-10. The right-hander last faced the Reds and beat them on June 21, 2002, with Oakland.
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 14th save in 17 chances.
The Dodgers took two out of three against the Reds to snap their skid of four straight series losses. They had not won a series since June 15-17 against the Chicago White Sox, while they won two in a row for the first time since June 9-10 at Seattle.