TAMPA, Fla. — Eric Davis, who has been sidelined with a pulled thigh muscle, drove in four runs with a home run and an infield single Friday to power the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-1 exhibition victory over the Dodgers.
Davis picked on Dodger starter Orel Hershiser for a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run single in the fourth. Davis' homer gave the Reds a 2-0 lead, and his infield single sparked a four-run rally after the Dodgers had closed to 2-1.
With two out in the fourth, Cincinnati's Tom Foley and Brad Gulden scored when shortstop Dave Anderson fielded Davis' hard grounder behind second base but was unable to throw out Davis.
Red starter Jay Tibbs gave way to Tom Hume in the seventh. Hume pitched two shutout innings, and Carl Willis held the Dodgers scoreless in the ninth as Cincinnati snapped a three-game losing streak.