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Ryu puts up more zeros, Dodgers win 8-3

Ryu has now pitched 31 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers picked up another series win with their 8-3 win over the Reds on Sunday. The Dodgers used a familiar formula to win today, great starting pitching and an offense powered by home runs.

Hyun-Jin Ryu had another scoreless start. He pitched seven innings and while he did give up five hits and a walk, he was never in any serious trouble and he retired the last eight hitters he faced in order.

Ryu now has a 31-inning scoreless inning streak. That streak is tied for tenth all-time in Dodger franchise history with Fernando Valenzuela and Bob Miller.

Caleb Ferguson and Yimi Garcia were able to combine to pitch a scoreless eighth inning.

In the ninth inning, Garcia gave up a two-out two-run homer to Jose Peraza and Derek Dietrich followed with a solo home run.

The Dodgers scored their first run in the second inning. With one out, Corey Seager walked and then Alex Verdugo doubled Seager home to make it 1-0. For Verdugo, it was his ninth double and 21st RBI.

In the third inning, Joc Pederson walked with one out. Max Muncy singled Pederson to third base. Justin Turner lined a shot at Jose Peraza and it got past him. Pederson scored to give the Dodgers a two-run lead.

Cody Bellinger doubled the lead in the seventh inning when he hit the first pitch thrown by Wandy Peralta over the center field wall for a two-run homer. This was his sixth home run against LHP this season and it came during his 69th plate appearances against LHP this season.

Last year, Bellinger hit a total of six home runs against LHP. He hit his sixth during his 179th PA against LHP last year.

Russell Martin hit a solo home run in eighth to make it 5-0. Kyle Garlick made his major league debut when he pinch-hit for Ryu. Garlick flew out to left to end the inning.

In the ninth inning, with increasing rain, the Dodgers got three walks to start the inning. A wild pitch scored Joc Pederson. But it looked like the Dodgers would score no more as both Bellinger and Seager struck out.

But then Verdugo got his second double of the game to score Muncy and Turner to give the Dodgers their 8-0 lead.

Sunday particulars

WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-1), 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 SO

LP: Tanner Roark (3-3), 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO

Home Runs: Cody Bellinger (17), Russell Martin (2), Jose Peraza (4), Derek Dietrich (11)

Up next

The Dodgers will travel to Tampa following today’s game. They will have an off-day on Monday before their second two-game series in two weeks. Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers. Tampa has not announced a starter for either game. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. PDT.