Final Score: Los Angeles 4, New York 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - A.J. Ellis and Nick Punto each knocked in
two runs and Hyun-Jin Ryu marveled over seven strong innings as the surging
Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh straight with a 4-2 win over the New
Ryu (12-3) allowed a first inning homer to Juan Lagares, but scattered just
four more hits over the remainder of his start. He is unbeaten in his last
nine outings, picking up six wins over the stretch.
The Dodgers have lost just three times since the All-Star break and have
remarkably posted victories in 39 of their last 47 games. The last team to
accomplish that feat was the 1951 New York Giants.
New York came into this series winners in five of six, but have dropped the
first two of this three-game set. Matt Harvey (9-4) was off his game,
responsible for all the Dodgers' runs on eight hits over six frames.
"He made a lot of mistakes, a lot of breaking balls on the plate," said Mets
manager Terry Collins. "He got out of a couple jams with some double plays,
but he's human."
The Mets' defense helped Harvey keep the Dodgers scoreless through four
innings, turning double plays in each of the last three frames, but LA's bats
finally broke through in the fifth.
A.J. Ellis and Juan Uribe each reached with one out and Punto drove a double
into left to plate both runners and stake the Dodgers to a 2-1 lead.
Mark Ellis and Yasiel Puig helped the Dodgers pad their advantage an inning
later, with both reaching on singles and later scoring on A.J. Ellis' two-out
grounder through the left side.
Harvey, coming off his first career shutout, allowed four runs for the first
time since a start against the Diamondbacks on July 3, when he gave up five.
"I just couldn't locate anything," Harvey said.
Ryu retired nine in a row while the Dodger offense was putting him in line for
the win. Justin Turner reached second base in the seventh, but was stranded
there when Omar Quintanilla flied out to deep right field.
"Ryu matched their guy pitch for pitch, he used all of his pitches and he made
his pitches when he had to," said A.J. Ellis. "We have a confidence right now
that everyday we're going to find a way to win."
John Buck delivered a two-out RBI single in the ninth, but Kenley Jansen
notched his 19th save by getting pinch-hitter Ike Davis to ground out to end
New York third baseman Wilmer Flores was not in the starting lineup. He
twisted his ankle in the second inning of Monday's loss ... It's the Dodgers'
first seven-game win streak since 2010, when they had a nine-game run ... LA
has won eight of its last nine games with the Mets.
08/14 01:39:13 ET
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