Riding a three-game winning streak, Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound Wednesday for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third of a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto breezed through the Dodger lineup in the first and second innings, which didn’t include Hanley Ramirez as he was late scratch with irritation in the AC joint of his right shoulder. Ryu found himself in a bit of trouble in the bottom of the second as the Reds got back-to-back singles with no outs.
Ryu got Ryan Ludwick to pop out and then faced Brayan Pena. With the count full, the Reds catcher hit a blooper into right field that sent Dee Gordon in a dead sprint to make an over-the-shoulder sliding catch. After securing the ball, Gordon alertly threw to second base to get the double up Brandon Phillips and end the inning.
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