Yasiel Puig starts in Dodgers' 6-0 victory

AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig started for the first time since Saturday, when he sprained his left thumb diving headfirst into first base. Puig was one for four, as he doubled to left field in the eighth inning and scored on a double by Hanley Ramirez. Puig also scored in the third inning, when he reached base on a fielder's choice. Ramirez was three for four with two doubles and three runs scored. Ramirez is now hitting .310.

ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, gave up only two hits and didn't allow a baserunner to get past second base. He retired 18 of the last 19 batters he faced, including the last 10. Pitching on six days' rest, Ryu pitched considerably better than he did in his last start, which was the Dodgers' home opener. Ryu lasted only two innings in that game. Jamey Wright pitched the last two innings.

EXTRA BASES: Asked about the Dodgers' pool celebration last year at Chase Field, Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson replied, "That was last year. We obviously tried to retool. They're the champions of the West. We need to beat them. That's where we want to be. We need to beat the Giants. We just had a good series there. I know it's great for you guys to talk about. Nothing's changed. Nobody likes the fact they jumped in our pool. It's not life-changing, though. We need to beat the Dodgers as they are this year. They're a very good team. They're very well-managed. They're very well-coached. That's what our focus is on. Nothing else. There's nothing extra."

UP NEXT: Zack Greinke (2-0, 3.27) will face the Diamondbacks and Wade Miley (2-1, 4.05) at Chase Field at 5 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570 AM, 1020 AM (Spanish).

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