Dodgers tie club wins record as Ryu blanks Giants

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports - BY JANIE MCCAULEY

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven sharp in­nings and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers posted their 105th win to match the high­est to­tal in fran­chise his­tory, beat­ing the San Fran­cisco Giants 2-0 Satur­day for their sixth straight vic­tory.

The NL West cham­pi­ons tied the win mark of the 1953 “Boys of Sum­mer” team based in Brook­lyn that in­cluded Hall of Famers Jackie Robin­son, Duke Snider, Roy Cam­panella and Pee Wee Reese.

The Dodgers be­gan the day one game be­hind Hous­ton for the best record in base­ball and one game ahead of the Yan­kees. Los An­ge­les will be­gin the Divi­sion Se­ries next Thurs­day at home against the NL wild-card win­ner.

Ryu (14-5) al­lowed five hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk a bat­ter. He also hit an RBI sin­gle in the fifth for the game’s first run.

Kenta Maeda pitched the eighth. Ken­ley Jansen hit Evan Lon­go­ria to start the ninth and gave up Kevin Pil­lar’s sin­gle be­fore strik­ing out three for his 33rd save.

Max Muncy hit his 35th homer in the sixth off rookie Lo­gan Webb (2-3). Webb sin­gled in the fifth for his first ma­jor-league hit.

Re­tir­ing Giants man­ager Bruce Bochy over­saw his 4,031st game, mov­ing past Sparky An­der­son for sole pos­ses­sion of sev­enth place on the all-time list while manag­ing his sec­ond-to-last game with San Fran­cisco. Bochy was hon­ored on the field be­fore the game by San Fran­cisco Mayor Lon­don Breed, who pre­sented Bochy with a key to the city.

Webb, a top pitch­ing prospect, al­lowed two runs on six hits in six in­nings, struck out five and walked one in his eighth ca­reer start.


Madi­son Bum­gar­ner will be ready Sun­day even if he’s not on the mound as orig­i­nally planned – Bochy hinted “he’ll have his spikes on,” so per­haps be pre­pared for a pinch­hit ap­pear­ance and one fi­nal ova­tion from the home crowd.

“We thought that would be the best thing for both of us,” Bum­gar­ner said Satur­day.

The 2014 World Se­ries MVP can be­come a free agent, so Tues­day might have been his fi­nal start for the Giants. He is wrap­ping up a con­tract singed in April 2012 that in­cluded a $12 mil­lion con­tract op­tion this year, and the Giants opted not to deal him at the trade dead­line.

“I’m sure I’ll make my way back here one way or an­other,” he said.


Peter Magowan, who died in Jan­uary, was hon­ored pregame with a plaque on the Giants Wall of Fame he started as San Fran­cisco’s manag­ing gen­eral part­ner.

“It was good to get Peter’s plaque up there, with what he’s done for the San Fran­cisco Giants and the im­pact he made keep­ing them here and re­ally in the com­mu­nity,” Bochy said. “I know that he’d be very proud. … Peter, he did a lot for me.”


Dodgers: LF A.J. Pol­lock sat out af­ter be­ing hit in

the left knee with a pitch and leav­ing dur­ing the fifth in­ning of Fri­day’s 9-2 win with a bruised knee. … Man­ager Dave Roberts said 3B Justin Turner – miss­ing a fourth straight game with back tight­ness – doesn’t need to play Sun­day, though it would be nice to get him a cou­ple of at-bats if Turner feels bet­ter. If not, he will get some sim­u­lated work done dur­ing Tues­day’s work­out day back home ahead of the Divi­sion Se­ries. Turner was set to throw and swing in the cage again Satur­day as he did Fri­day. “If he wasn’t able to kind of move around and swing the bat, I’d prob­a­bly be a lit­tle con­cerned, but since he’s do­ing that, I feel con­fi­dent he’ll be fine,” Roberts said.

Giants: C Buster Posey re­turned to the start­ing lineup af­ter three days not play­ing at all. He caught 13 in­nings of a 16-in­ning game Tues­day.


Los An­ge­les’ Cody Bellinger, right, slides into sec­ond base with a dou­ble as Giants in­fielder Mauri­cio Dubon fields the ball Satur­day in San Fran­cisco. The Dodgers won 2-0 to tie a record set in 1953 by the “Boys of Sum­mer” team then based in Brook­lyn.


Los An­ge­les Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Fran­cisco Giants on Satur­day. Ryu threw seven score­less in­nings, strik­ing out seven with no walks, and drove in a run in the Dodgers’ 2-0 vic­tory.

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