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Gonzalez, Ryu power Dodgers past Diamondbacks

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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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The left-hander struck out nine in six innings and got his first three big league hits as the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Saturday.

"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.

The Dodgers led 6-1 after six innings, but Arizona tried to rally behind pinch-hit RBIs from Eric Hinske, Eric Chavez and Aaron Hill, and a home run by Martin Prado.

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.

Notes

  • The Dodgers announced LHP Chris Capuano will start Tuesday against San Diego, taking the spot that would have gone to Zack Greinke before he broke his collarbone in the bench-clearing brawl with the Padres on Thursday night.
  • Arizona placed OF Jason Kubel on the 15-day DL with a strained left quadriceps and activated OF Cody Ross, who opened the season on the DL with a left calf strain.
  • In the series finale Sunday, RHP Josh Beckett (0-1, 4.91 ERA) goes for Los Angeles and RHP Trevor Cahill (0-2, 5.91) for the Diamondbacks.
  • League is 10 for 10 in saves with the Dodgers.
 
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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)
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

A. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Arizona

M. Prado
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carl Crawford, LF5220001 .410
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
    Brandon League, P0000000 .000
Skip Schumaker, 2B-LF3211202 .167
Matt Kemp, CF5012024 .190
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4132100 .375
Andre Ethier, RF4121122 .297
Ramon Hernandez, C4011103 .200
Luis Cruz, 3B4000012 .100
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
    Mark Ellis, 2B1000011 .324
Justin Sellers, SS5010022 .194
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P3130000 .429
    Juan Uribe, 3B1000010 .167
Totals39714759  
Batting
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
Fielding
DP - Sellers-Gonzalez
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hyun-Jin Ryu (W,2-1) 6633190 2.89
Ronald Belisario 1200010 1.59
Kenley Jansen (H,4) 1322021 3.18
Brandon League (S,4) 1000000 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
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
A.J. Pollock, CF3011010 .276
   a- Eric Chavez, PH-3B2011000 .278
Gerardo Parra, RF-CF5000012 .306
Martin Prado, 3B-2B^SS4111010 .300
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4020010 .333
Miguel Montero, C3110111 .270
Alfredo Marte, LF4110014 .238
Josh Wilson, 2B-SS3110023 .222
   b- Aaron Hill, PH-2B1011000 .314
Cliff Pennington, SS3110022 .238
    Cody Ross, RF1000011 .000
Ian Kennedy, P1000010 .000
    Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
    Josh Collmenter, P0000000 .000
   c- Eric Hinske, PH1011000 .375
    Tony Sipp, P0000000 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   d- Wil Nieves, PH1000000 .333
Totals365115112  
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
Batting
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
Fielding
DP - Prado-Wilson-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ian Kennedy (L,1-1) 5.21066441 5.79
Matt Reynolds 0.1100010 0.00
Josh Collmenter 1100000 1.86
Tony Sipp 1.1111120 3.86
Heath Bell 0.2100020 9.00
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
Game Information
Attendance - 37214
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Bob Davidson