CINCINNATI - Nomar Garciaparra hit his first home run since Sept. 14 and drove in three runs, Brad Penny stayed perfect at Great American Ball Park and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 Monday night.
Rafael Furcal also homered, and James Loney added three RBI for the Dodgers, who equalled their season high with 15 hits after scoring one run in each of their three losses at Atlanta last weekend. Chan Ho Park pitched three innings for his first save in 330 career pitching appearances.
Andruw Jones was dropped to eighth in the starting batting order for the first time since Aug. 22, 1998. He went 0-for-4, lowering the five-time All-Star's average to .159.
Penny (3-2) allowed a run and six hits while improving to 5-0 in five career starts at Great American.
The Dodgers needed two innings to match their runs output for the previous three games. Furcal hit the second pitch of the game into the right-field seats for his third hit and second homer in three career at-bats against Cincinnati starter Matt Belisle (0-1). They capitalized on rookie first baseman Joey Votto's error on Loney's sharp grounder leading off the second to score two unearned runs.