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Dodgers Vs. Indians Recap: Wilson Can’t Protect Lead, Rally Falls Short



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Hyun-Jin Ryu’s quest for a 10th win this season got off to a rocky start as the Cleveland Indians put two runners on in the first inning via a double and Carlos Triunfel error.

Ryu got out of the jam by striking out two consecutive hitters. A.J. Ellis nearly gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a lead, but instead he had a long single off the short wall in left field. Andre Ethier followed with a fly out and Matt Kemp hit into a fielder’s choice to end the inning.

The game would remain scoreless into the fourth inning when Ryan Raburn put the Indians ahead with a two-run home run. Trevor Bauer continued to limit the Dodger offense that was absent of a handle of regular starters. The Indians threatened again in the fifth inning behind Asdrubal Cabrera’s one-out double.

Miguel Rojas saved a run with a diving catch on a line drive hit down the third base line. Scott Van Slyke then prevented the Indians from scoring as he nailed Carbrera trying to score on a Carlos Santana single. The Dodgers broke through in the bottom of the fifth on a single from Rojas and a Ryu RBI double, which was his second hit of the day.

Dee Gordon and Ellis followed with walks that loaded the bases and Andre Ethier pushed the Dodgers ahead with an RBI single to center. Ryu only allowed one hit over the next two innings as the Dodgers carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth.

Ryu finished with eight strikeouts and gave way to Brian Wilson, who walked the first batter he faced. Brantley then stole second base and Wilson walked Santana. The Indians cashed in on their opportunity as Daniel Murphy pinch-hit for Raburn and delivered with an RBI single to tie the game. The runners took second and third on Kemp’s throwing error.

Wilson then walked Lonnie Chisenhall and Mike Alives broke the tie with an RBI single that scored two runners. J.P. Howell was then called on to end the inning. Van Slyke got one back for the Dodgers with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Chris Perez entered the game in the ninth and retired the side in order. Yasiel Puig ledoff the bottom of the ninth with a fly out, which was followed by a Gordon strikeout. Cody Allen then walked a pinch-hitting Hanley Ramirez and allowed a double to Ethier. With the tying and go-ahead runners in scoring position, Kemp flied out to deep center to end the game.
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