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Hyun-Jin Ryu, 2 relievers help Dodgers stifle Giants 2-1

  • Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis, left, throws to first base after forcing out San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval at second during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO — Hyun-Jin Ryu and two relievers combined on a five-hitter that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Matt Kemp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the sixth inning for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig also homered after getting hit by a pitch from Giants starter Matt Cain earlier in the game.

Carl Crawford added three hits for the NL West champions, who have won three straight.

Tony Abreu homered for San Francisco. The Giants got just one runner past first base and were held to no more than one run for the third time in four games.

Ryu (14-7) struck out six and walked one to tie Shelby Miller of St. Louis for most wins by a rookie in the National League.

The Dodgers' left-hander retired 13 of his first 15 batters until Abreu's home run, then set down eight of the next 10 before giving way to Brian Wilson.

Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly had Ryu warm up to begin the eighth before calling for Wilson. The beardedformer Giants closer, who was so instrumental in the franchise's World Series run in 2010, received a mixed response from the crowd at AT&T Park as he trotted in from the bullpen.

Facing his former club for the third time this season, Wilson retired all three batters he faced, striking out pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez looking.

Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his career-high 28th save. He struck out Pablo Sandoval with the tying run at second to end it.

Cain (8-10) pitched seven solid innings but took the loss after giving up the home runs to Kemp and Puig. Cain, who might still make one more start this season, struck out four and walked three.


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