Harvey debuts for Reds in 6-2 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Harvey toed the rubber against Chase Utley and fell behind 3-0 facing his first batter in his Reds debut.

His next pitch was a 91-mph strike and then he got Utley to fly out to left for his first out in his first start since April 19.

From there, Harvey tossed four innings of one-hit ball and Cincinnati defeated the scuffling Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Friday night, extending their season-high winning streak to four games.

”Everybody was saying we haven’t lost since they traded for me,” Harvey said. ”I had to go out there and keep that going for everybody.”

Harvey struck out two and walked none in a 55-pitch outing that was cut short because of his lack of recent game competition. The right-hander’s fastball topped out in the mid-90s.

”I hadn’t seen that in a while. It was good to know it’s still in there,” said Harvey, whose velocity had been questioned. ”I let one go and I took a peek just to see where I was at. It was nice.”

The lone hit Harvey gave up was a fluke. Right fielder Scott Schebler lost a high popup by Cody Bellinger in the lights against a sky dark with clouds, allowing Bellinger to slide into third for a triple in the second.

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Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/harvey-debuts-for-reds-in-6-2-win-over-dodgers-051218

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