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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.

Ned Yost to retire as Royals manager

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The Kansas City Royals just announced that Ned Yost will retire following the final game of the season. Mike Matheny will take over as the Royals manager for the 2020 season.

Yost, 65, led the Royals to victory in the 2015 World Series and to back-to-back American League pennants in 2014 and 2015. He will retire as the winningest manager in Royals history. In ten years at the helm in Kansas City he is 744-836 with five games remaining. Before he managed the Royals he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons, compiling a 457-502 record. In all, he is 1,201-1,338. When he’s done on Sunday he will finish 32nd all-time in games managed with 2,544.

The Royals now will look for the man who will, hopefully, see the current rebuild through. Multiple reporters have cited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as Yost’s likely replacement. He currently serves as a special advisor in the club’s player development department. He managed the Cards from 2012-18, winning the NL pennant in 2013 and finishing with a record of 591-474 in St. Louis.

Here is the Royals official statement on Yost’s retirement: