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Ryu Hyun-jin goes 3 for 3 and tosses 6 solid innings for win

By KH디지털3

Published : April 14, 2013 - 14:30

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Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers at a game on Saturday (Yonhap News) Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers at a game on Saturday (Yonhap News)

Ryu Hyun-jin struck out nine in six innings, getting his first three major league hits in the process, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Saturday night.

Adrian Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs as the Dodgers stopped a six-game losing streak in Arizona dating to last season.

Matt Kemp singled in two runs, Skip Schumaker had an RBI double and Andre Ethier singled in a run for Los Angeles.

The Dodgers led 6-1 after six innings but Arizona tried to rally behind pinch-hit RBIs from Eric Hinske, Eric Chavez and Aaron Hill, and a home run by Martin Prado.

Ryu (2-1) allowed three runs and six hits. The South Korean left-hander singled twice and doubled, becoming the first Dodgers pitcher with three hits in a game since Randy Wolf went 3 for 4 against Arizona at Chase Field on Aug. 16, 2009.

Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in as many tries.

Los Angeles chased Kennedy in a three-run sixth, with all the damage coming with two outs.

Ryu singled and Carl Crawford doubled to put runners at second and third. Schumaker walked to load the bases, then Kemp -- batting .189 entering the game -- singled in two runs. Left-hander Matt Reynolds replaced Kennedy and gave up an RBI single to Gonzalez putting the Dodgers up 6-1.

Ryu left after giving up singles to Alfredo Marte and Josh Wilson to start the seventh. Reliever Ronald Belisario got Pennington out on strikes, but pinch hitters Hinske and Chavez each singled in a run to cut it to 6-3. (AP)