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Dodgers 10, White Sox 4


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's claim on a spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation went from good to likely Saturday night after the South Korean left-hander tossed seven innings of one-hit ball in a 10-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

"It would very hard to say that he wouldn't be in the rotation with the way he has pitched," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

After a rocky start Ryu retired 17 of 18 batters, including the last 11 he faced.

"I was not able to command my pitches the way I needed to at first," Ryu said through an interpreter. "But as the innings went by, I was able to settle down."

In the first, Ryu walked Chicago leadoff batter Alejandro De Aza and then allowed De Aza to score on a wild pitch. But after giving up a double to Tyler Flowers and a run on a sacrifice fly to Dewayne Wise in the second, Ryu was unhittable.

"I could feel a little more life in in my pitches, especially my fastball," Ryu said. "Tempo, everything was good."

Ryu even got the Dodgers' first hit, a single to right field off Chicago starter Jake Peavy, who allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.

"I was a little dumbfounded," Ryu said. "I squared up and felt it. I was very happy, especially against a former Cy Young Award winner."

Peavy, who won the Cy Young in 2007, said he got tired in the fifth but was happy with his work, which included five strikeouts.

"I just didn't have enough to make some pitches," he said. "Some infield hits, some balls late that found some holes. But I'm super-excited about the way the ball is coming out my hand. I felt very good with command."

The Dodgers scored the go-ahead runs on a two-RBI double from Matt Kemp in the fifth. Kemp's first double this spring, a shot to center field, scored Mark Ellis and Yasiel Puig.

Puig, a 22-year-old Cuban, subbed for Carl Crawford in left field in the fourth. Crawford was making his first appearance in the field this spring. His work in camp has been slowed by a nerve irritation in his left elbow. He had surgery on the elbow two days before he was obtained by the Dodgers on Aug. 25 from Boston.

Puig continued to create a buzz, just nine days before Opening Day on April 1 against the San Francisco Giants at Dodgers Stadium. Puig was 3 for 3 with a double and two singles.

"He almost looks like a big kid playing little league," Mattingly said.

NOTES: Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe was a late scratch after complaining of tightness in his hamstrings during warm-ups. ... Luis Cruz started at shortstop and Mattingly may use him until Hanley Ramirez is ready to play after surgery on his right thumb Friday. Cruz was projected to be at third on Opening Day. Mattingly said he spoke to Ramirez after Friday's surgery in Los Angeles. "He's OK," the manager said. "I'm sure he's not excited." Ramirez won't be ready to play for an estimated eight weeks. He returned to Miami for a few days to see his family. ... Dodgers team president Stan Kasten expects to have a franchise-record 31,000 season tickets sold by Opening Day. A re-done clubhouse and improvements in seats throughout the stadium are expected to be done by Friday's exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels. The construction project reportedly cost at least $100 million. ... A Cactus League-record crowd of 13,721 attended Saturday night's game.

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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

Y. Puig
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 0
Los Angeles

H. Ryu
IP 7.0
H 1
ER 2
BB 2
K 5

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Chicago White Sox
Alejandro De Aza, CF2100110 .273
    Nate Jones, P0000000 .000
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
    Brian Omogrosso, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Tracy, PH1012000 .500
    Ryan Kussmaul, P0000000 .000
Angel Sanchez, SS4000011 .281
Jeff Keppinger, 3B3000101 .471
Adam Dunn, 1B4000020 .205
Tyler Flowers, C4110020 .324
Brandon Short, RF3110001 .222
Dewayne Wise, LF-CF2001011 .283
Steve Tolleson, 2B2100110 .304
Jake Peavy, P1000000 .000
   b- Stefan Gartrell, PH-LF2000000 .200
a-singled for Omogrosso in the 8th
b-popped out for Peavy in the 6th
2B - Tyler Flowers (5, Ryu), Brandon Short (1, Howell)
SF - Dewayne Wise (1)
RBI - Mark Tracy 2 (2), Dewayne Wise (7)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Tracy 2 (2)
Team LOB - 1
DP - Sanchez-Tolleson-Dunn
E - Tyler Flowers 2 (2, Throwing), Matt Lindstrom (1, Throwing), Angel Sanchez (2, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
Jake Peavy (L,0-2) 5744150 7.88
Nate Jones 1100020 0.00
Matt Lindstrom 0.1363300 5.06
Brian Omogrosso 0.2100010 0.00
Ryan Kussmaul 1000230 0.00
HBP - Gonzalez (by Jake Peavy)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 36-31, Nate Jones 8-8, Matt Lindstrom 18-6, Brian Omogrosso 5-5, Ryan Kussmaul 17-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 7-2, Matt Lindstrom 3-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 23, Nate Jones 4, Matt Lindstrom 9, Brian Omogrosso 3, Ryan Kussmaul 5
Los Angeles Dodgers
Carl Crawford, LF2010000 .267
    Yasiel Puig, LF-RF3230000 .547
Mark Ellis, 2B4110013 .313
   a- Nick Punto, PH-2B1000003 .250
Matt Kemp, CF3212215 .194
    J.P. Howell, P0000000 .000
    Brandon League, P0000000 .000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2111001 .289
    Angelo Songco, 1B0100200 .500
Andre Ethier, RF4123001 .333
    Alex Castellanos, LF1000011 .209
Luis Cruz, SS3100120 .286
    Elian Herrera, 3B1000011 .333
Alfredo Amezaga, 3B4110010 .255
    Dee Gordon, SS0000100 .226
A.J. Ellis, C4001021 .324
    Matt Wallach, PR-C1000012 .176
    Chris O'Brien, C0000000 .667
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P3010011 .250
   b- Skip Schumaker, PH-CF1011000 .250
a-lined out for Ellis in the 7th
b-singled for Ryu in the 7th
2B - Yasiel Puig (5, Peavy), Matt Kemp (1, Peavy), Andre Ethier (5, Lindstrom)
RBI - Matt Kemp 2 (4), Adrian Gonzalez (8), Andre Ethier 3 (4), A.J. Ellis (4), Skip Schumaker (5)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Kemp 2 (3), Adrian Gonzalez (2)
SB - Matt Kemp (3, 2nd base off Lindstrom/Flowers)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Gonzalez
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu (W,2-2) 7122250 3.86
J.P. Howell (H,3) 1222110 6.00
Brandon League 1000020 10.13
WP - Hyun-Jin Ryu (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 40-31, J.P. Howell 11-7, Brandon League 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 4-11, Brandon League 1-0
Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 23, J.P. Howell 6, Brandon League 3
Game Information
Attendance - 13721
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Stephen Barga, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Third Base - Lance Barrett