(LOS ANGELES) — Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke couldn’t do it, but Hyun-Jin Ryu did.
Ryu pitches seven innings, allowing no runs, three hits and one walk while striking out four, to lead the Dodgers to their first win of the National League Championship Series, as Los Angeles topped the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 3 Monday.
“He’s threw the ball well today,” Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny said of Ryu. “Didn’t make a lot of mistakes. We couldn’t get anything going. We get one opportunity and an aggressive base running play ends up taking us out of the inning. He controlled the counts, controlled the plate….he did what he wanted against us.”
Meanwhile, the Dodgers where able to score two runs off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, giving him his first postseason loss.
Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez all had RBIs as the Dodgers now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Ramirez, whose status for Game 3 was in question because of a fractured rib, went 2 for 4 in the game.
Game 4 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The Cardinals send Lance Lynn to the mound to take on Ricky Nolasco.
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