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PHOENIX -- With his parents and a contingent of South Korean students from nearby Arizona State cheering him on, Hyun-Jin Ryu had the biggest night yet in his young major league career.
Not just on the mound. At the plate, too.
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"I can't remember," Ryu said through an interpreter when asked the last time he had three hits in a game. "Even in high school, I don't think I got three this in one game."
Adrian Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs as the Dodgers stopped a six-game losing streak in Arizona dating to last season. Matt Kemp singled in two runs, Skip Schumaker had an RBI double and Andre Ethier singled in a run for Los Angeles.
Ryu (2-1) allowed three runs and six hits with just one walk.
"He has good stuff. He has four pitches and he throws them at any time," Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt said. "He located his fastball on both sides of the plate. He used his changeup. He has a little curveball and a hard slider. He was mixing it up and keeping guys off balance."
It was Ryu's 100th professional victory. He said his parents have been there "for 99 of them."
His parents jumped up and down when he doubled in his first at-bat. He also had two singles, becoming the first Dodgers pitcher with three hits in a game since Randy Wolf went 3 for 4 against Arizona at Chase Field on Aug. 16, 2009.
Ryu expects to succeed on the mound, which Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noted from the day the pitcher arrived.
"I'm sure he has still lots of things to deal with as far as the culture and the language and a lot of things," Mattingly said. "But the pitching part, he came in with that, and that confidence has been there since day one."
The hitting was another matter.
"I was most surprised by my hitting today," Ryu said. "Surprise is the key word."
Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in as many tries.
Arizona's Ian Kennedy (1-1) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking four, one intentionally.
The Diamondbacks' Cliff Pennington was ejected for the first time in his big league career after slamming his bat to the plate following a called third strike by umpire Jim Reynolds with runners on first and second in the seventh. The bat broke, and Pennington went back and picked up the shattered piece before he left the field.
Arizona went on to score two runs in the inning and close to 6-3. Prado's homer off Kenley Jansen leading off the eighth made it 6-4. Miguel Montero singled with one out and Hill, out of the lineup since being hit in the left hand by a pitch on Tuesday, doubled to deep left with two outs to make it a one-run game.
Ramon Hernandez's RBI double down the right-field line in the ninth boosted the lead.
Gonzalez led off the fourth with his second home run of the season, then the Dodgers added two in the fifth. Ryu singled, then Crawford reached on a fielder's choice and flew around the bases to score from first on Schumaker's double. Gonzalez was walked intentionally, then Ethier singled sharply to bring home Schumaker with a 3-0 lead.
Arizona scratched one across in the fifth when Pennington led off with a single, took second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on Kennedy's sacrifice and scored when A.J. Pollock grounded out.
Los Angeles chased Kennedy in a three-run sixth, with all the damage coming with two outs. Ryu singled and Carl Crawford doubled to put runners at second and third. Schumaker walked to load the bases, then Kemp - batting .189 entering the game - singled in two runs. Left-hander Matt Reynolds replaced Kennedy and gave up an RBI single to Gonzalez putting the Dodgers up 6-1.
Ryu left after giving up singles to Alfredo Marte and Josh Wilson to start the seventh. Reliever Ronald Belisario got Pennington out on strikes, but pinch hitters Hinske and Chavez each singled in a run to cut it to 6-3.
|Adrian Gonzalez goes 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI as the Dodgers stop a six-game losing streak in Arizona. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Carl Crawford, LF||5||2||2||0||0||0||1||.410|
|Kenley Jansen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon League, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Skip Schumaker, 2B-LF||3||2||1||1||2||0||2||.167|
|Matt Kemp, CF||5||0||1||2||0||2||4||.190|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||4||1||3||2||1||0||0||.375|
|Andre Ethier, RF||4||1||2||1||1||2||2||.297|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||4||0||1||1||1||0||3||.200|
|Luis Cruz, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.100|
|Ronald Belisario, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mark Ellis, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.324|
|Justin Sellers, SS||5||0||1||0||0||2||2||.194|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu, P||3||1||3||0||0||0||0||.429|
|Juan Uribe, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.167|
|2B - Carl Crawford (3, Kennedy), Skip Schumaker (1, Kennedy), Andre Ethier (3, Sipp), Ramon Hernandez (1, Bell), Hyun-Jin Ryu (1, Kennedy)|
|HR - Adrian Gonzalez (2, Kennedy)|
|RBI - Skip Schumaker (1), Matt Kemp 2 (4), Adrian Gonzalez 2 (10), Andre Ethier (3), Ramon Hernandez (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Kemp 2 (2), Adrian Gonzalez (6), Andre Ethier (2)|
|PK - Justin Sellers (1, Collmenter)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Sellers-Gonzalez|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu (W,2-1)||6||6||3||3||1||9||0||2.89|
|Kenley Jansen (H,4)||1||3||2||2||0||2||1||3.18|
|Brandon League (S,4)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.80|
|WP - Hyun-Jin Ryu (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 107-68, Ronald Belisario 17-11, Kenley Jansen 27-16, Brandon League 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 4-5, Ronald Belisario 1-0, Kenley Jansen 1-0, Brandon League 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 25, Ronald Belisario 4, Kenley Jansen 6, Brandon League 3|
|A.J. Pollock, CF||3||0||1||1||0||1||0||.276|
|a- Eric Chavez, PH-3B||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||.278|
|Gerardo Parra, RF-CF||5||0||0||0||0||1||2||.306|
|Martin Prado, 3B-2B^SS||4||1||1||1||0||1||0||.300|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.333|
|Miguel Montero, C||3||1||1||0||1||1||1||.270|
|Alfredo Marte, LF||4||1||1||0||0||1||4||.238|
|Josh Wilson, 2B-SS||3||1||1||0||0||2||3||.222|
|b- Aaron Hill, PH-2B||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.314|
|Cliff Pennington, SS||3||1||1||0||0||2||2||.238|
|Cody Ross, RF||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Ian Kennedy, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Matt Reynolds, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Collmenter, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Eric Hinske, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.375|
|Tony Sipp, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Wil Nieves, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|a-singled for Pollock in the 7th|
|b-doubled for Wilson in the 8th|
|c-singled for Collmenter in the 7th|
|d-lined out for Bell in the 9th|
|2B - A.J. Pollock (3, Ryu), Paul Goldschmidt (5, Ryu), Aaron Hill (3, Jansen)|
|HR - Martin Prado (2, Jansen)|
|SH - Ian Kennedy (3)|
|RBI - A.J. Pollock (7), Eric Chavez (1), Martin Prado (6), Aaron Hill (6), Eric Hinske (4)|
|2-OUT RBI - Aaron Hill (1)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Prado-Wilson-Goldschmidt|
|Ian Kennedy (L,1-1)||5.2||10||6||6||4||4||1||5.79|
|IBB - Gonzalez by Ian Kennedy|
|WP - Ian Kennedy (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 108-68, Matt Reynolds 7-4, Josh Collmenter 12-9, Tony Sipp 21-11, Heath Bell 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 5-7, Josh Collmenter 1-1, Tony Sipp 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 30, Matt Reynolds 2, Josh Collmenter 3, Tony Sipp 6, Heath Bell 3|
|Attendance - 37214|
|Game Time - 3:31|
|Temperature - 86|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Bob Davidson|