Ryu carries no-hitter into 8th, Dodgers blank Nationals 6-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu has been dominant for the Dodgers since the start of last season. His latest gem nearly topped them all.

The left-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and Corey Seager hit a grand slam as Los Angeles blanked the Washington Nationals 6-0 on Sunday to split a four-game series that featured three shutouts.

Gerardo Parra doubled with one out in the eighth for Washington's only hit.

''The past couple games I have been in a good rhythm,'' Ryu said through a translator. ''I just try to use their weakness, be aggressive and attack the zone. I don't think about having no-hit stuff. It was about executing the game plan.''

Ryu (5-1) struck out nine in eight innings and threw a career-high 116 pitches, 79 for strikes. He fired a four-hit shutout in his previous start Tuesday against Atlanta.

It was the second time Ryu carried a no-hitter into the eighth at Dodger Stadium. He held Cincinnati hitless in 2014 until Todd Frazier led off the eighth with a double.

''To watch him work as a technician, it was masterful. He wasn't stressed at all,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Ryu has tossed 25 straight scoreless innings and is 12-4 with a major league-leading 1.71 ERA since April 10, 2018. Opponents are batting .205 against him during that span.

As stingy as those numbers are, Ryu is even better at Dodger Stadium - going 7-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his last seven home starts.

Seager, who drove in five runs, said he tried not to think about Ryu possibly closing in on a no-hitter, but it started to creep into his mind in the latter innings.

''Regardless, he was really special. Command, speed changes - he mixed it up and those guys were off balance,'' Seager said.

Parra, who signed with Washington on Thursday, played Dodgers spoiler again. After hitting a grand slam Saturday night, he broke up Ryu's no-hit bid a day later. Parra drove Ryu's 105th pitch deep to left-center, where it bounced on the warning track and over the wall for a ground-rule double that ended up being Washington's only hit of the day.

Besides that, the lone Nationals baserunner was Brian Dozier, who walked with one out in the fourth. That was Ryu's first walk at home in 59 1/3 innings.

''He used both sides of the plate and we couldn't get anything going,'' Washington manager Dave Martinez said.

Seager broke the game open in the eighth with his second career slam on a fastball from Kyle Barraclough. Seager also had a sacrifice fly in the second that scored Cody Bellinger with the first run.

Stephen Strasburg (3-3) didn't allow a hit until Justin Turner singled with one out in the fourth. He scored on Alex Verdugo's grounder.

The right-hander yielded two runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven, marking the eighth time in nine starts this season he has fanned seven or more.

WEB GEM

Bellinger backed Ryu with an outstanding defensive play that preserved the no-hit bid in the sixth. Strasburg appeared to hit a line-drive single to right field, but Bellinger grabbed the ball on one hop and fired to first base in time to get Strasburg.

''I was just playing really shallow with Strasburg hitting. If there was a line drive at me, I was going to try to get one just because that's the only opportunity you have usually, with the pitcher. It's the perfect opportunity for it,'' Bellinger said.

Washington challenged the call, but it stood after a replay review. Bellinger said when he originally watched the replay on the scoreboard, he thought Strasburg was safe.

NOT TODAY

The Nationals have not been no-hit since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005, a span of 2,306 games. The last no-hitter against the club came on July 18, 1999, when David Cone pitched a perfect game for the Yankees against the Expos.

STAY HOT

Bellinger had three hits to raise his NL-leading batting average to .407. It was his 18th multihit game of the season.

Bellinger is the first Dodgers player to carry a .400 batting average through 173 plate appearances in a season since Jackie Robinson in 1951. Robinson was at .400 through 190 plate appearances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: INF Howie Kendrick was kept out of the lineup due to a stiff neck that has bothered him the past couple of days. ... SS Trea Turner (broken right index finger) did some light tossing before the game, but there is no timetable for his return.

Dodgers: LHP Scott Alexander has been dealing with a sore left hip. He faced one batter Saturday and allowed a hit.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Start a six-game homestand Tuesday against the NL East rival Mets. RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 5.52 ERA) went 1-0 in two starts versus New York last season.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.31 ERA) makes his 36th career start Tuesday against San Diego to open a two-game series.

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  • W: H. Ryu (5-1)L: S. Strasburg (3-3)
  • HR: LAD - C. Seager (3)
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  • a-grounded out for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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C. Seager SS31151012.227.323.362.6859.5
E. Hernandez 2B40000010.226.308.431.738-0.5
R. Martin C40200020.256.400.359.7591.0
H. Ryu P10000010.071.188.071.259-0.5
b- R. Gale PH10000000.133.133.133.2670.0
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Ryu in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, M. Taylor
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (9)
  • HR - C. Seager (3)
  • SF - C. Seager (2)
  • SH - H. Ryu 2 (5)
  • RBI - A. Verdugo (20), C. Seager 5 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy 4 (4), C. Seager 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Bellinger (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (L, 3-3)6.04222703.631.0511.5
J. Miller0.21000003.211.21-1.0
D. Jennings0.100010015.004.00-1.0
K. Barraclough1.02441113.521.57-3.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (L, 3-3)6.0
J. Miller0.2
D. Jennings0.1
K. Barraclough1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (W, 5-1)8.01001901.720.7336.5
K. Jansen1.00000104.420.983.5
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (W, 5-1)8.0
K. Jansen1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Jennings (2)
  • HBP - K. Barraclough
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 97-67, J. Miller 13-8, D. Jennings 5-2, K. Barraclough 33-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 7-4, J. Miller 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 24, J. Miller 3, D. Jennings 2, K. Barraclough 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 116-79, K. Jansen 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 8-7, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 26, K. Jansen 3
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B. Dozier 2B30000120.197.301.331.6320.0
J. Soto LF30000031.243.364.450.814-1.5
A. Rendon 3B30000001.305.391.6211.0120.0
K. Suzuki C30000010.254.299.493.792-0.5
G. Parra 1B30100010.198.278.302.5801.5
W. Difo SS30000001.239.301.310.6110.0
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  • a-grounded out for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF20000110.219.333.579.9120.5
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M. Muncy 1B40000014.258.351.477.828-0.5
J. Turner 3B32100000.299.387.458.8454.0
C. Bellinger RF32300100.407.486.7721.2589.0
A. Verdugo CF31010113.333.377.552.9302.5
C. Seager SS31151012.227.323.362.6859.5
E. Hernandez 2B40000010.226.308.431.738-0.5
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Ryu in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, M. Taylor
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (9)
  • HR - C. Seager (3)
  • SF - C. Seager (2)
  • SH - H. Ryu 2 (5)
  • RBI - A. Verdugo (20), C. Seager 5 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy 4 (4), C. Seager 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Bellinger (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Bellinger (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (L, 3-3)6.04222703.631.0511.5
J. Miller0.21000003.211.21-1.0
D. Jennings0.100010015.004.00-1.0
K. Barraclough1.02441113.521.57-3.5
Total8.0766481---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (L, 3-3)6.0
J. Miller0.2
D. Jennings0.1
K. Barraclough1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (W, 5-1)8.01001901.720.7336.5
K. Jansen1.00000104.420.983.5
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PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (W, 5-1)8.0
K. Jansen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Jennings (2)
  • HBP - K. Barraclough
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 97-67, J. Miller 13-8, D. Jennings 5-2, K. Barraclough 33-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 7-4, J. Miller 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 24, J. Miller 3, D. Jennings 2, K. Barraclough 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 116-79, K. Jansen 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 8-7, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 26, K. Jansen 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Seager homered to right, Turner, Bellinger and Verdugo scored06
  • 4TH INNING
    Verdugo grounded out to second, Turner scored, Bellinger to third02
  • 2ND INNING
    Seager hit sacrifice fly to left, Bellinger scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • Victor Robles hit for Kyle Barraclough
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike looking, Robles grounded out to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dozier popped out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Parra doubled to left center
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded bunt out to pitcher, Parra to third
    • M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Taylor lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Dan Jennings
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner hit by pitch
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger singled to right, Turner to second
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Verdugo walked, Turner to third, Bellinger to second
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager homered to right, Turner, Bellinger and Verdugo scored
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hernandez popped out to second
    • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • Rocky Gale hit for Hyun-Jin Ryu
    • R. Gale: Strike swinging, Gale flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Miller relieved Stephen Strasburg
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to left center
    • H. Ryu: Ryu hit sacrifice bunt to first, Martin to second
    • Dan Jennings relieved Justin Miller
    • Chris Taylor hit for Joc Pederson
    • C. Taylor: Taylor intentionally walked
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy lined out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • S. Strasburg: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strasburg grounded out to right
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Turner flied out to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger doubled to deep right
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Verdugo struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki flied out to deep center
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • W. Difo: Ball, Difo flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin singled to right center
    • H. Ryu: Ryu hit sacrifice bunt to first, Martin to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to first
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier walked
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner singled to center
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger singled to left center, Turner to third, Bellinger to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike swinging, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to second, Turner scored, Bellinger to third
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Difo grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strasburg grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
    • H. Ryu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ryu struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rendon flied out to center
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Suzuki lined out to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Bellinger stole second, Verdugo grounded out to second, Bellinger to third
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager hit sacrifice fly to left, Bellinger scored
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to first
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Turner lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)