Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu Makes 3rd Straight Start, Dodgers In Position To Sweep Reds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers improved to 3-2 on their homestand with a walk-off victory on Saturday night, and can extend their winning streak to four games with a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Los Angeles has won eight consecutive home games against Cincinnati.

Hyun-Jin Ryu takes the mound for his 10th start of the season; he’s also made one relief appearance. In 10 games thus far, the southpaw is 2-6 with a 4.08 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Ryu has fared much better in his past four games (three starts), going 1-1 with one save and a 2.28 ERA while holding opponents to a .226 batting average.

He last faced the Reds in June 2014, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings. Ryu collected six strikeouts, but took the loss in the Dodgers’ 5-0 defeat. He’s 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA in three career starts against the Reds.

Tim Adleman enters the start 4-2 with a 4.42 ERA and 1.19 ERA this season. Adleman has allowed at least one home run in six of nine starts. Like Ryu, he’s also made one relief appearance this year.

Adleman held the Dodgers scoreless over five innings last season, which is the only time the second-year hurler has faced Los Angeles.

Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner return to the lineup after a night off Saturday. Turner did make a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning, lining a single into left field, which kept the inning alive for Corey Seager to deliver a walk-off double.

Gonzalez is 1-for-3 with a double off Adleman, while Turner’s lone hit in three at-bats is a triple. Yasmani Grandal, Seager and Chase Utley have also faced the 29-year-old, but none has more than three career plate appearances.

While the Reds managed to score four runs on Saturday, their offense, and top sluggers in particular, have largely been kept in check. Scott Schebler is a combined 0-for-8 with three strikeouts, while Joey Votto is a non-impactful 3-for-8 with an RBI.

Dodgers lineup:

2B: Chase Utley
SS: Corey Seager
3B: Justin Turner
1B: Adrian Gonzalez
CF: Chris Taylor
LF: Cody Bellinger
C: Yasmani Grandal
RF: Yasiel Puig
P: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Reds lineup:

CF: Billy Hamilton
SS: Zack Cozart
1B: Joey Votto
LF: Adam Duvall
3B: Eugenio Suarez
RF: Scott Schebler
2B: Jose Peraza
C: Devin Mesoraco
P: Tim Adleman