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Wednesday, June 11 (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Dodgers (35-31) at Cincinnati Reds (29-34), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-2, 3.08) Cincinnati - Johnny Cueto (5-5, 1.97)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Korean-born lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu makes his third career start against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit them for the third of four games at Great American Ball Park.

The 27-year-old won 14 games in his initial big-league season and notched two of those wins against the Reds while tossing 14 1/3 innings and stifling them to the tune of just five hits and four runs with one walk and 16 strikeouts.

Reds batters managed just a .109 average against him.

Ryu's been a slam-dunk commodity in six road starts in 2014, winning all five decisions while holding foes to a .204 average and just four runs in 38 innings of work.

He's won four consecutive starts overall, including a road date at Colorado on June 6 in which he gave up two runs on eight hits in six innings of a 7-2 triumph.

Ryu faces Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto, who began the season with four wins in five decisions but has since slumped to just one win in his last four.

Cueto was pulled after his shortest outing of the season in his last start on June 6 against Philadelphia after allowing four runs on six hits in just five innings. The loss raised his earned run average from 1.68 to 1.97.

He gave up 10 runs in his first 11 starts of 2014, but has been tagged for 16 in the last four, including eight in a 9-4 loss to Washington on May 20 that began the skid.

Cueto's won just once in seven career starts against the Dodgers while posting a respectable 3.19 ERA and holding Los Angeles hitters to a .247 average.

On Tuesday, Josh Beckett allowed just two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings to help the Dodgers to a 6-1 win over the Reds.

Beckett (4-3), who dropped his last two starts after a no-hitter against the Phillies on May 25, struck out seven and allowed one runner past first in the win. He has now given up two earned runs or less in six of his last seven starts.

Hanley Ramirez knocked in two runs and Adrian Gonzalez had a pair of doubles for the Dodgers.

Reds starter Mike Leake (3-6) was knocked around for five runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings.

06/11 10:34:28 ET

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Thursday at 9:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
Final
MIA 115
PHO 98
Final
MIN 105
LAC 110
Final
DAL 102
NOP 93
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
ALAAM 75
TXSOU 77
 
Final
VT 59
BC 66
Final
MVSU 66
GRAM 62
 
Final
ISU 77
OKLA 70
 
Final
ALAST 65
PVU 67
 
Final
ARKPB 64
JST 62
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
2nd
SJS 3
MON 0