The Dodgers got a good start out of Hyun-Jin Ryu and just enough offense to make his 3 runs over 6 innings stand up.
Except Ronald Belisario just couldn’t let it be so.
Belisario’s dropped ball and throwing error led to a three run inning and instead of getting out of the inning unscathed and allowing Hanley Ramirez’s two run homer in the top of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead, it simply cut the deficit to 6-4.
The Dodger bullpen fails to deliver once again, and it’s Ronald Belisario giving up inherited runners and taking away a chance to let Hyun-Jin Ryu wipe out a “quality” outing which he left trailing with a no decision. Instead, Ryu takes the loss, the Dodgers fall 11 games under .500, and the Dodgers seemingly find new ways to lose with each passing game. Former Dodger Hiroki Kuroda, who gave up 2 runs in 6+ innings of work, picks up the win for the Yankees, and Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 ninth that included a game-ending strikeout of Yasiel Puig to get the save.
Game two gets going in less than an hour from Yankee Stadium, with Chris Capuano taking on Phil Hughes in the nightcap of the Day-Night Double Header and the Dodgers looking to get out of New York City with a split.
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