CINCINNATI — Matt Kemp's two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that denied the Cincinnati Reds' first chance to clinch the NL Central.
The Dodgers won for only the fifth time in 15 games, moving two games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card. They also trail Milwaukee by a half-game.
Cincinnati was trying to lock up its second division title in three years without manager Dusty Baker, still in a Chicago hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
The Dodgers loaded the bases off Sam LeCure (3-3). Sean Marshall got ahead 0-2 in the count to Kemp, who singled to right for his third hit.
Ronald Belisario (8-1) pitched two perfect innings for Los Angeles, fanning five.