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Dodgers hold on to defeat Reds, 4-3

Los Angeles DodgersSportsBaseballJustin TurnerHyun-Jin RyuCincinnati RedsZack Cozart
Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect through seven innings in Dodgers' 4-3 win over Cincinnati Reds
Carl Crawford has two hits in Dodgers' victory over Reds

ON THE MOUND: Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu took a perfect game into the eighth inning before surrendering a double to Todd Frazier. Ryu gave up three runs and three hits and struck out seven in 71/3 innings. Ryu improved to 5-2 with his first victory this season at home. He had been 0-2 with a 9.00 earned-run average in three home starts. He is 4-0 with an 0.56 ERA on the road. Brian Wilson gave up a two-run double that pulled the Reds to within 4-3. Kenley Jansen got his 15th save.

AT THE PLATE: Carl Crawford had two hits, including a two-run double during the Dodgers' three-run fourth. Erisbel Arruebarrena also had a double in the inning. Ryu was credited with a run batted in when Justin Turner scored from third on a ball shortstop Zack Cozart mishandled. Turner had drawn a walk during a 16-pitch at-bat, which contributed to a long inning that preceded Ryu's giving up his first hit in the eighth. "Unfortunately," Turner said, "I guess you can blame me for that 16-pitch at-bat being the cooler."

IN THE FIELD: Third baseman Turner made several outstanding plays, including one in the first inning and two in the fourth. Turner charged a ball and threw out speedster Billy Hamilton to start the fourth. The next batter, Cozart, hit a ball hard to the left of Turner, who dived, gloved the ball on a bounce and threw out Cozart.

SCULLY SIDELINED: The Dodgers said announcer Vin Scully would not broadcast Monday or Tuesday's games because of a chest cold.

THE DAY AFTER: Josh Beckett, who pitched a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, said "it's still surreal." Beckett said the Hall of Fame requested his cap and the Phillies presented him with the rubber from the game.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers' Zack Greinke (7-1, 2.01 ERA) will face the Reds' Alfredo Simon (6-2, 2.31 ) on Tuesday at 7 p.m at Dodger Stadium. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN; Radio: 570, 1020 (Spanish).

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