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Ryu pitches Dodgers past Angels 7-0 to win series

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Although Angel Stadium was packed with its biggest crowd in 16 years, the blue-clad fans had all the fun in the Freeway Series finale.

Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the rivalry series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Adrian Gonzalez added a late two-run single as the NL-leading Dodgers (66-50) thoroughly shut down their Southern California neighbors in Anaheim, allowing one run in two games to win the Freeway Series for the first time since 2006.

''It's just great to get wins against good teams like that,'' said Matt Kemp, who drove in a run and scored another. ''It builds our confidence up to come in here and get two games in the way we did.''

Ryu (13-5) was brilliant in his fourth victory in five starts, striking out four and allowing just two runners to reach third base. The Korean left-hander threw a shutout last year in his only previous start against the Angels.

''It just felt really good to do it again,'' Ryu said through a translator. ''Last year, I had that really symbolic game for me. I just tried to duplicate the outcome. It's a great thing to be on a winning streak and to take the series here.''

The Dodgers moved to a season-best 16 games over .500 and improved the majors' best road record to 36-23.

The Angels (67-47) managed just two runs on eight hits in the final 24 innings of the series, falling three games behind Oakland atop the overall major league standings.

David Freese's one-out double in the fifth was the first hit for the Angels, who were shut out for the third time all season. They have lost three straight for the first time in more than two months.

''There are going to be stretches where you're not pitching well and not playing well,'' catcher Chris Iannetta said. ''We're not playing bad right now. We're just not playing to our potential. ... Hopefully we can tread water, hang in the race and not fall too far behind from Oakland.''

C.J. Wilson (8-8) had another rough outing in his second start back from the disabled list. He yielded six hits and four walks in his fifth straight winless start, throwing just 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

The Dodgers led 3-0 in the third on Ramirez's bases-loaded single and Kemp's sacrifice fly.

Kemp scored on Juan Uribe's long double in the sixth. Kemp was ejected in the eighth after taking a called third strike with the bases loaded.

BIRTHDAY BLUES:

Mike Trout went 0 for 3 with a walk on his 23rd birthday. The ballpark was festooned with dozens of congratulatory signs from Angels fans.

BIG CATCH:

The Angels briefly showed life when Albert Pujols' sixth-inning double ended an 0-for-20 combined skid by Trout, Pujols and Josh Hamilton. But Yasiel Puig sprinted and leaped to catch Hamilton's inning-ending drive at the warning track.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Dodgers: Josh Beckett is having an MRI exam after feeling pain in his hip while playing catch Wednesday. He will miss his scheduled start Friday.

Angels: Wilson is healthy enough to pitch, but his return from a sprained ankle hasn't gone smoothly. With Tyler Skaggs sidelined for the near future with a strained forearm, the Angels don't have many options to give Wilson more time.

ON DECK:

Dodgers: Roberto Hernandez (6-8, 3.87 ERA) will start in Milwaukee one day after the Dodgers acquired him in a trade with Philadelphia.

Angels: Jered Weaver (12-6, 3.59 ERA), who hasn't lost since June 21, will open a series against the Boston Red Sox.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

H. Ramirez
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Los Angeles

H. Ryu
IP 7.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 1
K 4
 

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Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Justin Turner, 2B4110211.313.382.432
Yasiel Puig, CF5120024.317.401.539
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4122122.259.322.432
Hanley Ramirez, DH5032011.277.365.455
Matt Kemp, RF2111213.283.350.472
   Andre Ethier, RF0000000.245.308.369
Scott Van Slyke, LF2000011.247.371.494
   a-Carl Crawford, PH-LF2100013.237.272.340
Juan Uribe, 3B5011012.299.325.428
A.J. Ellis, C4110112.192.335.234
Miguel Rojas, SS5121002.211.268.267
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P0000000.150.150.200
   Jamey Wright, P0000000.000.000.000
   Pedro Baez, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals387137611    
a-struck out for Van Slyke in the 7th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (27, Rasmus), Juan Uribe (18, Wilson)
SF - Matt Kemp (3)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez 2 (74), Hanley Ramirez 2 (58), Matt Kemp (51), Juan Uribe (35), Miguel Rojas (7)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez 2 (19), Juan Uribe (16), Miguel Rojas (7)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Rojas-Turner-Gonzalez
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hyun-Jin Ryu (W,13-5) 7200140 3.21
Jamey Wright 1000000 3.27
Pedro Baez 1000110 6.00
HBP - Cowgill (by Hyun-Jin Ryu)
Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 100-58, Jamey Wright 17-12, Pedro Baez 19-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 12-5, Jamey Wright 3-0, Pedro Baez 1-0
Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 25, Jamey Wright 3, Pedro Baez 3
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Erick Aybar, SS3000101.270.309.380
Mike Trout, CF3000111.300.389.576
Albert Pujols, DH4010001.275.325.475
Josh Hamilton, LF4000022.274.343.429
Howie Kendrick, 2B3000000.279.335.374
David Freese, 3B3010010.253.320.356
Chris Iannetta, C3000001.263.367.411
C.J. Cron, 1B2000011.270.299.469
   a-Efren Navarro, PH-1B1000000.284.344.420
Collin Cowgill, RF1000000.276.358.403
   b-Kole Calhoun, PH-RF1000000.279.337.463
C.J. Wilson, P0000000.000.333.000
   Cory Rasmus, P0000000.000.000.000
   Cam Bedrosian, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals2802025    
a-grounded out for Cron in the 8th
b-grounded out for Cowgill in the 8th
Batting
2B - Albert Pujols (28, Ryu), David Freese (14, Ryu)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Collin Cowgill 1
DP - Aybar-Kendrick-Cron, Aybar-Kendrick-Cron-Cowgill-Cron-Aybar
E - David Freese (7, Throwing)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
C.J. Wilson (L,8-8) 5.2644450 4.82
Cory Rasmus 1.2422220 2.48
Cam Bedrosian 1.2310040 9.35
IBB - Kemp by Cory Rasmus
WP - C.J. Wilson (8)
HBP - Van Slyke (by C.J. Wilson)
Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 100-54, Cory Rasmus 44-26, Cam Bedrosian 34-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 6-4, Cory Rasmus 1-2, Cam Bedrosian 1-1
Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 26, Cory Rasmus 11, Cam Bedrosian 9
Game Information
Attendance - 44561
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Chris Segal, Third Base - Jim Reynolds