CINCINNATI, April 21 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal homered on the game's second pitch and the LA Dodgers went on to trounce the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 Monday.
Nomar Garciaparra homered for the first time this season and drove in three runs for Los Angeles, which beat Cincinnati for the 11th time in their last 13 meetings. James Loney had three RBI and Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 and scored twice for the Dodgers.
Matt Belisle (0-1), who came off the disabled list before the game, gave up 12 hits and seven runs -- five earned -- in four-plus innings. Belisle had been out with soreness in his right forearm.