Ryu has 3 of Dodgers’ 16 hits in 14-0 rout of Padres
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six scoreless innings and tied a career high with three of the Dodgers’ 16 hits, and NL West-leading Los Angeles routed the San Diego Padres 14-0 on Sunday.
The Dodgers’ division lead remained at 1½ games over Colorado, which won 2-0 at Arizona.
Ryu (6-3) allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked none to help the Dodgers take two out of three from the last-place Padres.
The Dodgers finished their home slate at 44-37. They are 87-69 overall and would need to surpass the NL East champion Atlanta Braves (88-68) to earn home-field advantage in the NL Division Series.
Brian Dozier was the only Dodgers starter without at least one hit. Max Muncy entered as a pinch-hitter and drove in a team-high four runs.
Los Angeles had three homers to extend its NL-leading and club-record total to 225.
Manny Machado and Matt Kemp slugged solo shots in the first, giving Ryu a 2-0 lead. Kemp went 3-for-4, drove in three runs and scored two on his 34th birthday. Machado’s homer was his 37th this season, matching a career high, and his 13th since the Dodgers acquired him from Baltimore.
Austin Barnes’ two-run homer highlighted a six-run fourth when the Dodgers batted around. David Freese’s two-out RBI single chased Joey Lucchesi (8-9). Machado followed with an RBI single off Trey Wingenter, who then walked Enrique Hernandez to load the bases.
Left fielder Hunter Renfroe had trouble picking up Kemp’s RBI single that added two more runs to make it 8-0.
Muncy had two-run singles in the fifth and seventh.
Ryu’s three singles tied a career high set on April 13, 2013, at Arizona.
Lucchesi, the third straight rookie to start against the Dodgers, gave up seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked two.
The Dodgers had total home attendance of 3,809,684, second-most in franchise history and eighth-largest in National League history. They averaged nearly 47,000 fans a game, the best in the majors by about 4,000 over the New York Yankees.
Padres: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-4, 6.16 ERA) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game set at San Francisco. He came off the DL on Sept. 1 and earned his first win as a Padre two days later.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-5, 2.45) starts the opener of a three-game series at third-place Arizona. In 11 second-half starts, he is 5-1 with a 2.17 ERA, with 67 strikeouts and 11 walks.
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