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

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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