Rich Hill takes pitch to throat, taken to hospital as precaution

The South Korean left-hander allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday (local time). Ryu remained at 4-6, while his ERA went up from 3.53 to 3.63.

Ryu, who had combined for 14 shutout innings in his previous two starts, was finished after throwing 108 pitches in five innings, allowing three runs and seven hits, striking out five and walking two.

Remarkably, Hill stayed in the game and pitched two more innings after the play. Jose Pirela and Hunter Renfroe hit back-to-back doubles in the third to forge a 1-1 tie and Wil Myers made it a 3-1 Padres lead with a solo home run in the fifth, his 24th.

LOS ANGELES The Dodgers haven’t gone without wins in consecutive games since falling twice to Atlanta at home last month. It was the first home run given up by Ryu since June 28 against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Dodgers erased the deficit in the bottom sixth as Corey Seager plated three runs with a bases-loaded single.

Bellinger is one shy of Mike Piazza’s franchise record of 35 home runs by a rookie in a single season, and crushed his 17 home run of the year in the 7 inning or later. Cody Bellinger extended the lead to 5-3 with a solo home run in the bottom seventh. Both runners moved up on a groundout by Hedges, and Chacin helped himself with a two-strike single to right, driving in Solarte for a 2-1 lead.

Overall, the Dodgers pitching staff leads the Major Leagues with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP, while leading the national league in strikeouts with 1,100.