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Dodgers stray from successful formula in shutout loss to Reds

CINCINNATI - The Dodgers have followed a successful recipe with near uniformity in recent weeks: Pounce on the opponent early, ride a quality outing from a starter and grant the bullpen room for error while playing crisp defense. The formula produced 15 victories in 20 games heading into their encounter with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon.

But there was no early lead, or any lead, in a 4-0 loss Saturday. The

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