Dodgers Win Game 3...Red Sox, Tigers Take a Break 10/15/13
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers finally generated enough runs to win a game in the National League Championship Series.
The Dodgers are within two games to one in the series after Hyun-Jin Ryu (hyoon-jihn ree-OO') scattered three hits in seven innings of the Dodgers' 3-0 shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryu tossed no-hit ball for the first four innings, then worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the fifth to preserve a 2-0 lead.
Dodgers starters have allowed just two earned runs in the series but had wasted those great pitching performances until Adrian Gonzalez sparked a two-run fourth. Gonzalez put Los Angeles ahead with an RBI double before scoring on Yasiel Puig's (YAH'-see-ul pweegz) triple. The Dodgers had been 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position and were scoreless in 23 consecutive innings until Gonzalez came through.
Hanley Ramirez capped the offense with an RBI single in the eighth, hours after being diagnosed with a fractured rib that caused him to miss Game 2. Ramirez, Puig and Mark Ellis each had two of the Dodgers' nine hits.
Cardinals starter and loser Adam Wainwright allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings for his first playoff loss. He entered the game 4-0 with a 2.03 ERA lifetime in the postseason.
The Cardinals finished the game without third baseman David Freese (freez), who experienced tightness in his right calf during the fifth inning. Freese recorded the Cardinals' first hit of the game before leaving.