The Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings (with just three hits) and the bullpen's twin closer types (Wilson and Jansen) finished the job, blanking the Cardinals 3-0 on Monday night. Ryu got some pre-game advice to air it out from the start and it worked. After turning in perhaps his worst Dodgers start last week against the Braves, the rookie lefthander dominated. Hanley Ramirez got back into the lineup and had two hits with an RBI after Carl Crawford just barely (maybe) beat throw home to score. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina complained about the safe call, but what could he say — he still hasn't tagged Mark Ellis even though the Dodger runner was called out in St. Louis. Yasiel Puig also had two hits, smashing a triple that he almost turned into a double by showboating and going into his home run trot on a ball that fell short of going over the fence. The ball got away from rightfielder Carlos Beltran or Puig may have well have been thrown out on the bases.
The win gets the Dodgers back in the series — instead of tonight's game being a possible clincher for St. Louis, the Cards just lead 2-1.
Photo above: Ex-Angel Torii Hunter goes legs up over the bullpen fence at Fenway Park while a Boston police officer celebrates Sunday's grand slam home run to tie up the Red Sox-Tigers game. The Sox went on to win, and the photos are going viral on the internet.