"We could really use an infusion of his really good innings and keep it a short game on the back end". Seager, who had his first walk-off hit in his career to win Saturday, drilled Iglesias' first pitch into the right-field bleachers to complete the comeback.
"No high school, no summer ball, no minor leagues, no nothing", Seager said. He couldn't find the strike zone, however, walking Yasiel Puig on four pitchers.
Kenley Jansen (4-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory. It was his third home run off a right-hander.
Scooter Gennett led off the third with a double and scored when Jose Peraza bounced an RBI single through the middle.
Rookie Cody Bellinger sparked Los Angeles' rally with one-out drive against Austin Brice.
"You just kind of got to slow it down", Seager said.
Cincinnati got one back in the third against Wood, making his first start since coming off the disabled list.
After a couple more scoreless innings, the game looked like it would come to an undramatic conclusion, but Bellinger made a decision to add a plot twist as he homered again in the bottom of the eighth inning that reenergized the crowd and his team.
"Apparently I'm not very good at it".
But Wood cruised into the fifth inning with that 4-1 lead. He struck out seven and walked none on 87 pitches (61 strikes).
And then watched a little personal history as Seager delivered his first game-ending hit.
The victory gave the Dodgers their fourth sweep of the season and ninth consecutive victory over the Reds at Dodger Stadium overall. The first pitch he threw in the second inning, an 89-mph fastball to Adam Duvall, landed over the fence for a home run. He did pinch hit.
"Those are the tough ones", manager Bryan Price said. RHP Homer Bailey (elbow surgery) threw five scoreless innings in his first rehab start at Double-A Pensacola on Friday, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out five. He said he has two herniated disks and an MRI is scheduled.
The Reds opened a 7-3 lead on Mesoraco's three-run homer off Ross Stripling in the sixth. "I usually get out within three pitches". When the Dodgers activated Wood, they optioned RHP Brandon Morrow back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Seager came home on Adrian Gonzalez's sacrifice fly with two outs in the inning to make it 2-0. Jansen has converted all 11 save opportunities this season, with a 1.03 earned-run average, 43 strikeouts and no walks.
"I was a starter my whole life and it was disappointing", Maeda said through a translator. He's automatic right now. Garrett scattered two hits, two runs and a walk before being replaced by Jake Buchanan in the second inning. It's the longest in the majors this season.
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Tampa Bay tied a season-high with five home runs and Alex Cobb went six strong innings in a win over Oakland.
"I feel more comfortable in the batter's box", said Utley of his success lately.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-6) will start in the series finale for Los Angeles.
In Boston, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Red Sox over Detroit.