Dodgers Beat Padres 1-0 for 2nd Straight Day

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 10 and outpitched first-time All-Star Tyson Ross, Yasiel Puig singled home the only run and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.

A day after beating the Padres 1-0, the Dodgers did it again and took a one-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West into the All-Star break.

Puig was ejected Saturday night for arguing a called third strike. He struck out his first two times up Sunday, then hit an RBI single in the sixth inning after Dee Gordon singled and stole his major league-leading 43rd base.

Ryu (10-5) gave up two hits in six innings without a walk.

Kenley Jansen struggled to get his 27th save, striking out Jake Goebbert and pinch-hitter Seth Smith with runners at the corners.

Ross (7-10) gave up six hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.

Ryu retired his first 11 batters and allowed only one hit through the first five innings, a two-out single in the fourth by Carlos Quentin. The Padres' only other hit against the left-hander was a leadoff single through the box by Alexi Amarista in the sixth.

J.P. Howell relieved Brandon League in the seventh with runners at first and second and retired Brooks Conrad on a lineout.

The Dodgers scored when Gordon singled with one out in the sixth and stole second. After Carl Crawford walked, Puig singled to center.

NOTES: Puig hasn't tried to steal a base in his last 26 games, and has been thrown out on his last three attempts. He is 7 for 14 this season and only 18 for 33 in the majors — 55 percent. "We know Yasiel is fast, but he hasn't proven to this point that he really knows how to steal a base," manager Don Mattingly said. "I've seen a lot of guys that are fast who really don't know how to steal bases. The goal is not to get thrown out. I mean, if the base is there to be stolen, and the situation is right, then we're going to allow him to run. If not, we're not going to be running with him because we don't want to give up outs." ... Puig, a first-time All-Star, goes into the break with a .309 average — 38 points lower than it was on June 1 — and has struck out seven times in his last 14 at-bats. ... The Padres' rotation coming out of the All-Star break will be Kennedy, Ross and Odrisamer Despaigne for the home series with the Mets, and Eric Stults for the opener against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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