Aug 25, 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers starter Ryu Hyun-jin throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP)
of the Los Angeles Dodgers has earned his fifth win of 2017 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ryu improved to 5-6 after allowing just one run across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday (local time). He was lifted for pinch hitter Austin Barnes in the top seventh when the Dodgers were leading 3-1.
It was Ryu's first victory since Aug. 6 when he pitched against the New York Mets. He had no-decisions in his last two outings.
Against the Mets, Ryu struck out two while giving up four hits and two walks. He threw 93 pitches, 55 for strikes and lowered his ERA from 3.45 to 3.34.
The left-hander has been strong since the All-Star break, going 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA in six games. Ryu, who joined Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2013, now has a career record of 4-0 with a 2.49 ERA against the Pirates.