Left-hander and newly named opening series starter Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Oakland Athletics at Camelback Ranch. He quickly shut down the A’s in the first inning on 11 pitches. In the bottom of the first, the Dodger offense got on the board quickly with a three-run home run following a Carl Crawford walk and a Hanley Ramirez single.

Juan Uribe kept it going with a solo home run to put the team up 4-0.


Ryu, set to throw about 75 pitches, worked around a single in the second to keep the A’s off the scoreboard. The Dodgers went down in order in the second, ended by a Dee Gordon bunt attempt. Continuing to cruise through his start, Ryu retired the side in order in the third; however, the Dodger offense was also set down in order to end the inning.

In the fourth, Ryu allowed just a one-out single and made it through another inning without facing more than four hitters. Uribe added a single in the bottom of the inning to keep him perfect at the plate, but the rest of the offense was unable to capitalize. The A’s finally got to Ryu in the fifth when Michael Taylor led off the inning with a home run. That was all they would get off the left-hander as Ryu finished his day with five innings and the run allowed.


Three strikeouts were all the offense provided by the Dodgers in the bottom of the fifth to send the game to the sixth with a 4-1 lead.

Brandon League came in to relieve Ryu in the sixth and promptly gave up a walk and a home run to Josh Donaldson to cut the lead to 4-3. He was able to retire the next three in order to limit the damage. Consecutive singles by Ramirez and Ethier put the Dodger offense in business, but Miguel Rojas was doubled up after a pop up by Yasiel Puig was caught and effectively ended the threat. J.P. Howell was brought in for the seventh and allowed only an infield single to keep the lead at one.

Two singles and a walk loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh for the Dodgers and Miguel Olivo drove them all in with a three-run double over the left fielder’s head.

He then stole third and came in on a Rojas RBI single to push the lead to 8-3. Joc Pederson walked to put runners on first and second before a Brendan Harris ground ball became a double play to end the inning. Brian Wilson took the mound for the eighth inning for the Dodgers. Against his first hitter, the trainer and manager Don Mattingly came out to check on Wilson after a pitch, but they were sent back and he continued to pitch. He gave up a double, a single and a deep fly out and was removed for reliever Carlos Frias. He walked a batter and allowed consecutive singles to cut the lead to 8-6. A ball off Frias’ glove and another single tied the game at eight.

Frias was lifted for right-hander Matt Magill with one out in the inning. Magill got a strikeout and a force out to end the inning and send the Dodgers to the plate in the eighth. The Dodgers went down in order in the bottom half. Closer Kenley Jansen threw a perfect ninth to keep the game tied.

The Dodgers went down in order in the ninth and tied with the A’s, 8-8.

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