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Ryu throws seven stellar innings, Dodgers beat Angels

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The Canadian Press
8/8/2014 1:48:03 AM
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the Freeway Series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Angel Stadium was filled with its biggest crowd in 16 years, but the blue-clad fans had all the fun as the Dodgers won the Freeway Series for the first time since 2006.

Ryu (13-5) was brilliant in his fourth victory in five starts, striking out four and allowing just two runners to reach third base.

Adrian Gonzalez added a late two-run single for the NL-leading Dodgers (66-50), who thoroughly shut down their Southern California neighbours.

The Angels (67-47) managed just two runs on eight hits in the final 24 innings of the series, falling three games behind Oakland atop the overall major league standings.

David Freese's one-out double in the fifth was the first hit for the Angels, who were shut out for the third time all season. They have lost three straight for the first time in more than two months.

Angels star Mike Trout went 0 for 3 with a walk on his 23rd birthday.

C.J. Wilson (8-8) had another rough outing in his second start back from the disabled list. He yielded six hits and four walks in his fifth straight winless start, throwing just 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

The Dodgers moved to a season-best 16 games over .500 and improved the majors' best road record to 36-23.

They led 3-0 in the third on Ramirez's bases-loaded single and Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly.

Kemp scored on Juan Uribe's long double in the sixth. Kemp was ejected in the eighth after taking a called third strike with the bases loaded.

Albert Pujols' sixth-inning double ended an 0-for-20 combined skid by Trout, Pujols and Josh Hamilton, but Yasiel Puig sprinted to catch Hamilton's inning-ending drive at the warning track.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Dodgers: Josh Beckett is having an MRI exam after feeling pain in his hip while playing catch Wednesday. He will miss his scheduled start Friday.

Angels: Wilson is healthy enough to pitch, but his return from a sprained ankle hasn't gone smoothly. With Tyler Skaggs sidelined for the near future with a strained forearm, the Angels don't have many options to give Wilson more time.

ON DECK:

Dodgers: Roberto Hernandez (6-8, 3.87 ERA) will start in Milwaukee one day after the Dodgers acquired him in a trade with Philadelphia.

Angels: Jered Weaver (12-6, 3.59 ERA), who hasn't lost since June 21, will open a series against the Boston Red Sox.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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