If on Sunday Josh Beckett came up with the incredible, on Monday Hyun-Jin Ryu threatened to answer with the unbelievable.
One day after Beckett threw the 21st no-hitter in Dodgers’ history, Ryu took a perfect game into the eighth inning.
After spending the bottom of the seventh running the bases, he gave up a double to the first batter he faced – Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier – and history slipped away.
The Dodgers ultimately had to hang on for a 4-3 victory over the Reds before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,505.
In only his second start since coming off the disabled list with a sore shoulder, Ryu (5-2) gave up three hits, all in the eighth,...