Ryu Hyun-jin Wins Opening Day Game for Dodgers

  • By Kim Mee-hyun

    March 29, 2019 10:44

    Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers won his first career opening day start against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

    In six innings, Ryu allowed one run and four hits, striking out eight batters. He threw 82 pitches, 59 of which were strikes.

    Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Thursday. /AFP-Yonhap

    Ryu became the second Korean to earn a win as a starter in a Major League season opener after Park Chan-ho did it for the same team in 2001.

    The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 12-5, hitting eight homers, an MLB opening day record.

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