Los Angeles at San Francisco

Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants to avoid sweep

CBSSports.com wire reports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings this season and 28 in all, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a sweep.

"It's just a really unfortunate situation," Ryu said through an interpreter of the ferry accident back home. "I have a very heavy heart today. I thought if I could just win today and pitch well maybe it would give them a little brighter side to think about. That's why I went out there and tried to do the best I could."

Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. The Giants played their seventh consecutive one-run game, their most since eight in a row in 1910, according to STATS.

Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers' starting lineup and went 1 for 4 with a strikeout. He dropped a routine fly ball in right early on but recovered to throw out Brandon Belt at second. He then made a nice over-the-head catch on the next batter and a running grab in shallow center in the eighth with a runner on second. He said the ball hit his thumb area on the play he missed, and he didn't close his glove quickly enough.

The Cuban star said before the game he will stay focused on baseball despite reports smugglers who got him out of his country threatened his life. He made two baserunning blunders in the season-opening series at Australia, then arrived late at Dodger Stadium for the home opener and was scratched.

He vowed to remain focused on baseball and not the off-field issues "so those things that are happening don't torment me."

Tim Federowicz hit an RBI single in the second to put the Dodgers ahead, and Adrian Gonzalez singled in a run in the fifth to chase Madison Bumgarner.

Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 12 games, adding an eighth-inning double.

Former Giants closer Brian Wilson gave up a leadoff double to Ehire Adrianza but escaped the inning unscathed. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save.

Ryu had surrendered a career-high eight runs in a career-short two innings against the Giants in the Dodgers' home opener April 4.

"Kind of what we needed today for him to go seven and go back out there for the seventh," manager Don Mattingly said. "It worked out."

With his bushy beard freshly shorn, Bumgarner (2-1) had a three-start winning streak against the Dodgers snapped with just his second loss in the past seven outings against Los Angeles. The left-hander allowed two runs, six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings but threw 99 pitches.

"Not a whole lot went in our favor. I'm not trying to change anything," Bumgarner said. "That was some of the best stuff I've had so far. It's been tough getting deep into games right now."

Los Angeles played without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, a day after he was hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand. The Dodgers said there is no fracture, and Ramirez said he had iced the hand eight times and planned to play Friday against Arizona to begin a 10-game homestand.


LHP Clayton Kershaw, on the DL with a strained muscle in his back, threw breaking balls off the mound and added velocity from his previous session. A rehab assignment is yet to be scheduled, nor any further tests at this time, Mattingly said. Kershaw will continue to throw every other day. ... Giants SS Brandon Crawford was given an extra day off to rest his tender right hamstring. He was available to play and took ground balls before the game. ... CF Angel Pagan didn't start because of knee soreness but appeared as a pinch-hitter. "He banged his knee into a wall a few days ago, so we're giving him a break," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ... The Dodgers improved to 11-2 when they score first.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1) pitches seven shutout innings, allows four hits and one walk and lowers his ERA to 1.93.  (Getty Images)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1) pitches seven shutout innings, allows four hits and one walk and lowers his ERA to 1.93. (Getty Images)

Related Video

February 17, 2017
NL West Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers (2:13)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
Dee Gordon, 2B4000023 .373
Justin Turner, SS3110100 .227
Yasiel Puig, RF4010012 .250
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4021021 .286
Matt Kemp, CF4000012 .171
Scott Van Slyke, LF3110101 .313
Juan Uribe, 3B3010100 .375
Tim Federowicz, C3011100 .091
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P3000025 .091
   Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
   a-Carl Crawford, PH1000000 .244
   Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Wilson in the 9th
2B - Justin Turner (2, Bumgarner), Adrian Gonzalez (6, Affeldt), Scott Van Slyke (3, Bumgarner)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (15), Tim Federowicz (1)
2-OUT RBI - Tim Federowicz (1)
Team LOB - 7
Outfield Assists - Yasiel Puig 1
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu (W,3-1) 7400130 1.93
Brian Wilson (H,2) 1100110 9.00
Kenley Jansen (S,5) 1111120 5.00
WP - Kenley Jansen (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 112-72, Brian Wilson 28-15, Kenley Jansen 30-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 12-6, Kenley Jansen 1-1
Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 26, Brian Wilson 5, Kenley Jansen 6
San Francisco Giants
Joaquin Arias, SS4000002 .167
   a-Brandon Crawford, PH1000002 .311
Hunter Pence, RF3020101 .206
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000024 .175
Buster Posey, C4000003 .259
Michael Morse, LF3000110 .306
Brandon Belt, 1B4110012 .297
Brandon Hicks, 2B2000012 .250
   Yusmeiro Petit, P0000000 .000
   b-Angel Pagan, PH1000000 .377
   Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
   c-Hector Sanchez, PH1000011 .167
Gregor Blanco, CF3000101 .125
Madison Bumgarner, P1000000 .500
   Ehire Adrianza, 2B3031000 .200
a-flied out for Arias in the 9th
b-grounded out for Petit in the 7th
c-struck out for Affeldt in the 9th
2B - Ehire Adrianza (2, Wilson)
RBI - Ehire Adrianza (2)
2-OUT RBI - Ehire Adrianza (2)
SB - Hunter Pence (3, 2nd base off Ryu/Federowicz)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Arias-Adrianza-Belt, Arias-Adrianza-Belt-Affeldt-Arias-Sandoval-Adrianza
San Francisco Giants
Madison Bumgarner (L,2-1) 4.1622360 3.48
Yusmeiro Petit 2.2000110 3.38
Jeremy Affeldt 2100010 0.00
IBB - Uribe by Madison Bumgarner
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 99-62, Yusmeiro Petit 23-14, Jeremy Affeldt 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 2-5, Yusmeiro Petit 2-4, Jeremy Affeldt 4-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 22, Yusmeiro Petit 8, Jeremy Affeldt 6
Game Information
Attendance - 42890
Game Time - 3:08
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Seth Buckminster, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Andy Fletcher