Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cincinnati Reds runs to congratulate Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds for scoring the winning run in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on September 7, 2013. Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds runs to steal second base in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on September 7, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Los Angeles 4-3. Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier lead Reds to 4-3 10-inning win over Dodgers

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CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning to set up Todd Frazier's game-winning single, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday.

Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati 10th with a leadoff walk against Brian Wilson (1-1). Reds manager Dusty Baker then went to the dynamic Hamilton, and the speedy prospect took second as catcher A.J. Ellis dropped the ball while taking it out of his glove.

The 22-year-old Hamilton, who set a professional record with 155 steals in the minors last season, has yet to make a plate appearance in the majors, but is 4 for 4 on steal attempts since he was promoted on Monday.

Frazier followed with a line-drive single into right field to give Cincinnati five wins in its last six games. J.J. Hoover (4-5) got three outs for the victory.

Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer for NL West-leading Los Angeles, which has lost three straight.Adrian Gonzalez went 4 for 5 and A.J. Ellis also had two hits.

Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke struck out nine in six innings and was in line for his 15th win before Cincinnati rallied in the seventh. Shin-Soo Choo singled with one out and Cesar Izturisfollowed a run-scoring double against Paco Rodriguez, tying it at 3.

Izturis, starting at second base in place of the injured Brandon Phillips, tied his season high with three hits. Choo and Joey Votto had two hits apiece

Greinke allowed eight hits and walked one. He is 11-1 with a 2.13 ERA in his last 15 starts.

The win helped the Reds keep up the pressure on the top two teams in the bunched NL Central. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati are all in position to make the playoffs, but the division race is still very much in the balance.

Mat Latos allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings for the Reds. He struck out three and walked one.

The Dodgers grabbed the lead in the first when Puig was hit by a pitch, moved up on Gonzalez's single and scored on Hanley Ramirez's single to left.

Cincinnati responded in the bottom half on RBI singles by Jay Bruce and Ludwick.

Puig made it 3-2 in the second with his 15th homer, a drive into the left-field seats on a 2-2 pitch. Ellis was aboard after a leadoff single.

Game notes

Phillips didn't start due to a left quad contusion he suffered on Thursday. Phillips left that game in the seventh inning and was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning on Friday. "It's not here time yet -- almost," manager Dusty Baker said. ... Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jim Ryu, scratched from Friday's start with mid-back stiffness, is expected to throw in the bullpen on Sunday, manager Don Mattingly said. He expects the pitcher to start on Wednesday. ... Los Angeles pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. was ejected from the game after arguing about a called third strike leading off the ninth. ... The Reds unveiled a bronze statue outside Great American Ball Park honoring Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan before Saturday's game. Members of the Big Red Machine, including Pete Rose, joined Morgan on the field at the unveiling and on the field for pregame ceremonies. Rose, who is banned for gambling, got permission from Major League Baseball to appear on the field.

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