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Ryu stops Reds 4-1

Ryu stops Reds 4-1

LOS ANGELES -- Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up two hits over seven innings and retired his last 13 batters, Skip Schumaker hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds4-1 Saturday night to increase their NL West lead to 1 1/2 games over Arizona.

Ryu (9-3) had nine strikeouts, all in a span of 13 batters. The first came against Joey Votto, who took a called third strike after Chris Heisey hit a two-out triple in the third. Cincinnati's run came on a homer by Jay Brucein the second.

Ryu faced South Korean countryman Shin-Soo Choofor the first time in the major leagues. The Reds' center fielder walked, grounded out to first base and struck out.

Kenley Jansengot the last three outs for his 14th save.

Bronson Arroyo (9-8) gave up three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

 

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