Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI triple in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, but it wasn't enough to snag a win for the Boys in Blue.
After 4 hours, 22 minutes, and a whopping 32 combined hits, the Dodgers ended up losing 8-6 against the Diamondbacks.
It was a disappointing defeat after Tuesday's energetic victory and brawl.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was roughed up for the most hits of his career, giving up 11, but managed to keep the game close by allowing only three runs in six innings. He did not have overpowering stuff -- only two strikeouts. But control was not an issue either -- only two walks.
The Diamondbacks were getting simple base hits: all 11 of their hits off of Ryu were singles. They had a total of 20 in the twelve-inning affair.
Ryu got out of some tough situations by inducing ground balls. The defense turned four of them in six innings with Ryu on the mound.
In the fourth inning, Ryu gave up four straight hits for three runs. It would have been a different story if Ramon Hernandez held on to the ball on a great throw from Jerry Hairston.
A clean catch would have kept the first run of the game from scoring. Instead, it was 1-0 Arizona with two runners on and no outs. Two more runs were scored in the inning.
The Dodgers responded in the fifth with doubles from Juan Uribe and Alex Castellanos. The inning broke open when Gerardo Parra completely missed a diving catch on a hit from Hyun-Jin Ryu. He hustled on the error for an RBI triple.
The Dodgers got five straight hits all with two outs and swung the score in their favor 4-3.
Chris Withrow, recalled on Tuesday, made his first career appearance in the seventh and looked really good to start the inning. He struck out A.J. Pollack showcasing a 98 mph fastball and an 80-mph curveball.
After giving up an 80-foot single and a couple bloop hits, Withrow lost composure and could not find the strike zone. The Diamondbacks ended up scoring the tying run and Paco Rodriguez had to come in with bases loaded to finish off the inning.
In the 12th, Ronald Belisario and Brandon League gave up five hits and two walks, scoring four Diamondbacks. It put the game out of reach at 8-4.
The Dodgers responded with two runs in their final at-bats. Ramon Hernandez hit a solo home run and Yasiel Puig singled and scored after a walk and two groundouts making the final score 8-6. Puig sat out most the game with a strained right shoulder, but played in the 12th inning.
The Dodgers lost two of three to Arizona, and four of their last five games. They drop to 28-37, and 8.5 games out of first place in the NL West.
Thursday is an off day for the Dodgers, as they travel to Pittsburgh for a three-game series starting Friday. In April, they swept the Pirates, but since then the Dodgers are 24-34 while Pittsburgh is 37-21.