On the back of stellar pitching by Hyun-Jin Ryu and some timely hitting, the Dodgers win their first game of the NLCS.
And boy... did we need this game.
Ryu went 7 strong innings, giving up just 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 4 Cardinals. Ryu was masterful out there. He established his fastball by placing it wherever he wanted, then mixed in his off-speed pitches to great effect. The Cardinals just couldn't muster a rally against the Korean left-hander.
As for the Dodger offense, they finally got on the board in the 4th inning.
Mark Ellis doubled to start the inning, and moved to 3rd base on Hanley's sacrifice fly to right field. Then Adrian Gonzalez came up to bat.
1 to 0, Dodgers. Soon, Adrian found himself on 3rd base as Yasiel Puig came up to bat.
Dodgers up 2 to 0.
That was all the Dodgers would need.
They would eventually tack on another run in the 8th inning off a Hanley Ramirez single to make it 3 to 0, but this only added a little bit of insurance. Below is the final out of the game.
Tomorrow's game starts at the same time, 5:07 PM PST. Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to start for the Dodgers.
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