The setting at Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s game with the Chicago Cubs was one rarely seen at Chavez Ravine. For starters, it was unusually humid at Chavez Ravine, which was then accompanied by rain in the latter stages of the game.
As for on-the-field matters, Hyun-Jin Ryu was pitching on five days’ rest but it didn’t come with the typical sharpness Ryu’s had in his career when throwing on extra rest. The Dodgers fell behind early, then tied the game in the fourth inning behind Matt Kemp’s two-run home run.
Ryu eventually settled in but found himself in trouble in the seventh inning and the Cubs managed to tie the game. The two teams went into extras with each unable to capitalize on small windows of opportunity.
Dee Gordon hit a two-out single in the 12th inning and stole second base during Justin Turner’s at-bat. Turner, who played first base, drew a walk and that brought up Hanley Ramirez.
The Dodger shortstop turned on a 1-0 breaking ball to hit the first walk-off home run of his career. Ramirez was mobbed by his teammates after crossing home plate and was the victim of the customary ice cold shower during his postgame interview.
Ramirez joined Carl Crawford, A.J. Ellis and Matt Kemp as Dodgers who have collected a walk-off RBI this season.
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