LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Andre Ethier had a pair of doubles among his season-high four hits, Dee Gordon hit a rare home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
Ryu Hyun-jin (4-2) allowed one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander took a three-hit shutout into the seventh before Miguel Olivo homered.
Ethier’s four-hit game was first since last Aug. 24-25, when he had back-to-back four-hit efforts against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium ― each of which included a home run. The two-time All-Star is batting .403 against the Marlins in during his eight-year career.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin delivers in the first inning on Saturday. (AP-Yonhap News)
Kevin Slowey (1-3) gave up five runs, 11 hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.
Slowey, who pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball against Philadelphia last weekend, hasn’t won consecutive starts since Sept. 12-18, 2010 with Minnesota.
Ethier led off the Dodgers’ second with a double, ending a drought of 30 at-bats between extra-base hits. He advanced on A.J. Ellis’ first sacrifice bunt of the season and scored the game’s first run on a broken-bat bloop single by Skip Schumaker.
Gordon led off the third with a drive that just cleared the fence in right-center. It was his second homer in the big leagues and first since May 1, 2012.
Schumaker, starting at second base for the sixth time in 13 games while Mark Ellis has been sidelined with a right quad strain, turned in the defensive play of the game in the fifth ― robbing Matt Diaz of hit with a diving stop in the hole and throwing him out with runners at first and second to end a Marlins threat.
In the bottom half, Schumaker singled home a run and Juan Uribe hit a sacrifice fly to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 5-0.
Reds batter Brewers
CINCINNATI (AP) ― Jay Bruce homered his first time up, then doubled twice during a seven-run burst as the Cincinnati Reds delighted a sellout crowd, battering the Milwaukee Brewers 13-7 on Saturday.
Six different Reds players drove in two runs each, including starting pitcher Mat Latos (4-0). The defending NL Central champions moved five games over .500 for the first time this season.
The bottom five hitters in Cincinnati’s lineup were a combined 8 for 9 in the first three innings alone, scoring 10 runs and driving in six against Hiram Burgos (1-1). The rookie allowed 12 runs on 11 hits and three walks in those three innings.
A promotion featuring Aroldis Chapman bobbleheads drew a crowd of 41,678. The Reds never needed their closer after romping early.
Bruce led off a five-run second that was helped by a pair of fielding mistakes by left fielder Ryan Braun. Bruce opened the seven-run third with a double and capped it with an RBI double that made it 12-4.
Bruce became the first Reds player with two hits in one inning since Drew Stubbs on April 25, 2011, at Milwaukee and the first Reds player with two doubles in one inning since Sean Casey on Aug. 7, 1998, also against Milwaukee.
Minnesota 8, Baltimore 5
Pittsburgh 11, NY Mets 2
St. Louis 3, Colorado 0
Toronto 3, Boston 2
Chicago Cubs 8, Washington 2
San Francisco 10, Atlanta 1
Tampa Bay 8, San Diego 7
Cleveland 7, Detroit 6
LA Angels 3, Chicago White Sox 2
NY Yankees 3, Kansas City 2
Texas 8, Houston 7
Philadelphia 3, Arizona 1
Oakland 4, Seattle 3