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Hyun-Jin Ryu and Justin Turner lead Dodgers to victory

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The 9-0 win on Tuesday night puts the Dodgers 10 games above .500

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Everything went well for the Dodgers on Tuesday night. From the pitching to the hitting to the fielding, everyone was locked in.

Leading the way for the team was pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. He had himself (yet another) great outing. Ryu pitched the second complete game shutout of his career while recording the first for the Dodgers since Clayton Kershaw did so in 2016.

The “Korean Monster” was perfect through the first five innings of the contest, until Braves catcher Matt Flowers hit a base hit to lead off the sixth inning. Flowers’ base hit was just one of four total hits Ryu would allow on Tuesday evening.

With Ryu so dominant against the Braves, the Dodgers were the ones that got all the fun on offense. Well ... Justin Turner had most of the fun.

After getting off to a rather slow start this season, Turner got his chance to be the star at the plate. He knocked three home runs in the Dodgers’ victory - the first 3 HR night of his career. He went 4-for-5 on the night, driving in 6 out of 9 total runs scored for the Dodgers.

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers
Justin Turner recorded the first three home run game of his career.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Dodgers found the first inning successful, scoring three runs off of lefty Max Fried.

Fried, however, wouldn’t be in the game for much longer. Alex Verdugo smacked a line drive straight into Fried’s pitching hand to lead off the second inning.

Fried would exit the game after one inning pitched and would be credited for the loss after allowing four earned runs.

Though the Dodger bats showed up to give Ryu the run support he needed and deserved, the defense also had his back.

Cody Bellinger went 2-for-5 at the plate, but his biggest contribution of the night was making a catch down by his feet to preserve Ryu’s shutout in the seventh inning.

Overall, it was a pretty clean-cut game in Los Angeles. If you’re a Dodgers fan, of course.

Tuesday particulars

WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1), 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 6 K

LP: Max Fried (4-2), 1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 K

Home runs: Justin Turner, 3 (4)

Up next

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers will close out the three-game set against the Braves on Wednesday. The Braves will send right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to the mound to face off Kershaw.