National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Arizona|
(Friday, April 11th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Arizona 0
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Gonzalez drove in five runs and Hyun-
Jin Ryu combined with Jamey Wright on a two-hit shutout, as the Los Angeles
Dodgers downed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game
set at Chase Field.
Gonzalez launched a two-run homer in the first, stroked a two-run single in
the third and added a run-scoring single in the eighth to provide more than
enough support for Ryu (2-1), who struck out eight over seven stellar innings
of two-hit, one-walk ball.
With Ryu at 99 pitches through seven frames, Wright took over on the mound and
struck out the side in the eighth before working around a leadoff walk in the
ninth to nail down the Dodgers' third win in four tries.
"Just what we needed as far as being able to get some guys a day off in the
bullpen," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Jamey Wright gives us two good
innings, Hyun-Jin looked sharp, really what we expected."
Hanley Ramirez registered three hits, three runs scored and an RBI for Los
Angeles, which returned to Chase Field for the first time since celebrating
their 2013 NL West crown by jumping into the pool in right-center field.
Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy (0-2) surrendered all six runs on 10 hits and
a walk over seven innings. Miguel Montero collected the Diamondbacks' only two
hits, as Arizona failed to move a runner into scoring position in the setback.
"Their guy Ryu pitched a heck of a game," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson admitted
of the LA left-hander. "I'm not going to take anything away from him. All
things considered, he threw a great game and we had no answer for him
Gonzalez put the Dodgers on top in their first turn at-bat, as he followed
Ramirez's two-out single with a drive over the wall in right-center field.
The LA slugger doubled the margin in the third, with his one-out single to
center scoring Yasiel Puig and Ramirez, who scorched a double to left prior to
Gonzalez's two-run base hit that made it 4-0.
The visitors increased their cushion in the eighth, as Puig stroked a leadoff
double and Ramirez followed with a two-bagger of his own to make it 5-0.
Gonzalez followed with a single to left to score Ramirez.
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 and failed to reach base, snapping his
on-base streak at 31 games ... Ryu tossed five shutout innings against the
Diamondbacks in the schedule-opening series in Australia back on March 23 ...
Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to seven games ... LA's Dee Gordon stole
his fifth base of the season.
04/12 01:42:18 ET