|Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP|
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up his fifth win of the season after delivering eight scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals.
The South Korean left-hander kept the Nationals to one hit in eight innings with nine strikeouts and one walk in his side's 6-0 win at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday (local time).
He had a no-hitter through the seventh inning but allowed the National's only hit to Gerardo Parra in the eighth.
Ryu collected his second straight scoreless victory following his second-career shutout against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
He threw a career-high 116 pitches to pull off his third game with more than five innings of one-hit ball since his MLB debut in 2013.
The 32-year-old is now 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA.
|Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)|
|Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a grand slam against relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough of the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP|
Ryu said he is not disappointed that he allowed the hit to Parra and lost the no-hitter.
"In recent games, I felt good in location and condition from the beginning," he said. "I'm not disappointed with it. I can try next time."
Ryu started the first inning with two strike outs and allowed no baserunner in the following two innings.
In the fourth, Ryu issued a walk to Brian Dozier, marking his third walk of this season and first at home since August last year.
Since then, Ryu retired the next 12 batters before Parra's hit. Right fielder Cody Bellinger assisted Ryu with an outstanding defensive play in the sixth.
The Dodgers did not have a hit off Nationals starter, Stephen Starsburg, through three innings, but took a 1-0 lead through a walk and a grounder in the second inning.
Justin Turner delivered the team's first hit in the fourth and he scored after Alex Verdugo's grounder to extend the lead to 2-0.
The close game broke as Corey Seager smashed his second career grand slam in the bottom eighth and helped the Dodgers blank the Nationals 6-0.
Nationals' Strasburg delivered a quality start with four hits and seven strikeouts in six innings. But he yielded two earned runs and earned his third loss of the season. (Yonhap)
|Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides in to third base safely on a double by Cody Bellinger #35 during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP|
|Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP|