Dodgers Beat Cards to Pull Within 2-1 in NL Championship Series

Los Angeles Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu
Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 14, 2013. Photographer: David J. Phillip/Pool/Getty Images

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended a scoring drought to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 and pull within two games to one in the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers, playing at home for the first time in the best-of-seven series, broke out of a 22-inning scoreless streak that had included a 1-0 defeat two days ago in St. Louis.

Game 4 is set for tomorrow night at Dodger Stadium, with the following game also in Los Angeles. If necessary, the series then would return to St. Louis.

The Dodgers broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth inning on doubles by Mark Ellis and Adrian Gonzalez and a triple by Yasiel Puig, who had gone hitless in 11 previous at-bats in the series and had struck out five straight times.

Los Angeles added its third run in the eighth inning on a run-scoring bloop single by Hanley Ramirez.

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