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Dodgers Win as Hyun-jin Ryu Pitches Complete Game Shutout

Dodgers beat Angels 3-0 as Ryu pitches a shutout and Luis Cruz homers

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    Watch Psy break into dance as "Gentleman" comes on. To celebrate Ryu presented Psy with his game worn jersey.Psy also got to hang out in the changing room and meet the rest of the team. (Published Friday, May 3, 2013)

    Hyun-jin Ryu pitched the best game of his career on Tuesday with a dominant complete game shutout against the rival Angels.

    Ryu was very efficient, accumulating seven strikeouts with no walks. He needed only 113 pitches to finish the game, and threw a mere 34 balls.

    Psy Dances for Crowd at Dodgers Stadium

    [NEWSC] Psy Dances for Crowd at Dodgers Stadium
    Watch Psy break into dance as "Gentleman" comes on. To celebrate Ryu presented Psy with his game worn jersey.Psy also got to hang out in the changing room and meet the rest of the team. (Published Friday, May 3, 2013)

    For Ryu, this is his 10th start of six or more innings in 11 career outings. His record is now 6-2.

    The top of the ninth was about as exciting as a Dodger game has been this season.

    Vin Scully on Twitter, Monday Night Football and Being His Own Worst Critic

    [LA] Vin Scully on Twitter, Monday Night Football and Being His Own Worst Critic
    The legendary announcer sits down with Fred Roggin and opens up about why he doesn't watch the games when he's not with the team and the time Monday Night Football asked him to leave the Dodgers. This video originally aired on April 21, 2013. (Published Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013)

    The fans were on their feet cheering on Ryu as he approached the mound with Gangnam Style playing over the stadium speakers. He had to face the Angels' Brendan Harris, Erick Aybar and Mike Trout to end the game.

    Ryu set them down in order, striking out Harris and inducing easy groundballs from Aybar and Trout.

    As Ryu entered the dugout, he received an ovation from the stadium.

    The Dodgers offense provided Ryu with three runs of support on the night, but the first two came from a surprising contributor.

    In the fifth inning of the scoreless tie, Luis Cruz put the Dodgers on the board with a two-run homer. The hit scored Juan Uribe, and tied Cruz's season total of two RBIs.

    Yes, the same Luis Cruz who entered Tuesday's game hitting .105/.138/.105.

    In the sixth inning, the slumping Matt Kemp smacked a double. The hit was his first in 13 at-bats and brought cheers from the crowd for the first time this series.

    A.J. Ellis scored Kemp with a single to right field, but was gunned down as he tried to stretch it to a double. It was the first time Kemp scored a run since the Dodgers were in Milwaukee.

    The 3-0 victory is a satisfying triumph for the Dodgers who will at least split the 4-game freeway series with their rivals. The Angels entered the series on an eight-game winning streak.

    The freeway series continues in Anaheim on Wednesday. For the final two games the Dodgers will be throwing Chris Capuano and Ted Lilly against Jered Weaver and Jason Vargas.

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