Hyun-Jin Ryu extends scoreless streak to 31 innings

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Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to pitch excellently, tossing seven more scoreless innings against the Reds, extending his scoreless innings streak to 31. The lefty limited the Reds to five hits and a walk while striking out five on the afternoon. He left with a 4-0 lead, improving to 6-1 on the season with a 1.52 ERA and a 59/4 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings.

Ryu is now tied with Fernando Valenzuela and Bob Miller for the 10th longest scoreless innings streak in Dodgers history. The club record, which is also the major league record, is 59 innings set by Orel Hershiser in 1988. Ryu’s rotation mate Clayton Kershaw has the Dodgers’ fourth- and fifth-longest scoreless innings streak at 41 and 37 innings, respectively.

Ryu will attempt to extend his streak when he faces the Pirates in Pittsburgh next Sunday afternoon.