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October 15, 2013

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Adam Wainwright with seven innings of three-hit ball, Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI double ended a 1-for-17 drought for the Dodgers with runners in scoring position, and Los Angeles got back into the NL championship series with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on last night.

Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez also had run-scoring hits for the Dodgers, who trail the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is today at Dodger Stadium, followed by Game 5 tomorrow.

Retired Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, whose 1988 team won the franchise’s last World Series title in 1988, stood up and waved his white rally towel in the eighth to raucous applause.

Wainwright yielded six hits and two runs in seven innings, but the Cardinals couldn’t score a run for their ace in their third straight awful offensive game.

St. Louis managed just four singles and never got a runner to third base against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles bullpen, leaving the NL Central champions wondering where their offense has gone for the second straight NLCS despite a 2-1 series lead.

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