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LOS ANGELES -- Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the NL championship series. Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Adam Wainwright with seven innings of three-hit ball, and Yasiel Puig celebrated twice on his RBI triple that helped Los Angeles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Monday night in Game 3. Adrian Gonzalezs RBI double ended a 1-for-17 drought for the Dodgers with runners in scoring position. An ailing Hanley Ramirez added a run-scoring hit as Los Angeles handed Wainwright his first post-season loss and trimmed its deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. "The playoffs are one-day momentum swings," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Right now I feel like weve kind of grabbed it." Puigs youthful exuberance, which energized the Dodgers as they surged from last place to first during a torrid midseason stretch, was on full display in the fourth inning. The 22-year-old Cuban defector was so excited when he connected that he raised his arms immediately and stood in the batters box to watch the flight of the ball toward right field, clearly thinking it was going out of the park. Once he realized it wasnt, Puig started charging. He roared into third base and clapped his hands before raising them again as the sellout crowd of 53,940 cheered. Puig had reason to exult, having struck out seven times in the series before getting his first hit. "He brings unbelievable energy every day," Ramirez said. "When we spoke to him, he told me, I got it today, and he did. Hes a great player." Game 4 is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, with Ricky Nolasco scheduled to start against St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn. But there was speculation the Dodgers might switch to Zack Greinke, especially after they passed over Nolasco with short notice in the previous round. "Everybodys trying to do the best they can to get to the World Series," Puig said through a translator. Los Angeles got Ramirez and centre fielder Andre Ethier back in the lineup after both proved in batting practice they were healthy enough to play. Ramirez wore a lightweight flak jacket to protect his broken left rib -- having been hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly in Game 1 -- while Ethier has been bothered by shin splints. "What can I say? It couldnt be better," Ramirez said. "Really happy we got the first win. Just come back tomorrow and even up the series." Ramirez singled his first time up off Wainwright and then helped the Dodgers extend their lead to 3-0 in the eighth. Ramirez hit a soft single off Seth Maness over the head of second baseman Kolten Wong to score Carl Crawford. The speedy Crawford, on second base after a one-out single, rounded third and never stopped running when the throw from the outfield went to second base. On a close play at the plate, Crawford barely beat the tag by catcher Yadier Molina. "We just had a lot of balls in the air tonight that hit the ground that normally dont," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Were a better club than this." During the rally, retired Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, whose 1988 team won the franchises last World Series title, stood up and waved his white rally towel to raucous applause. "We just knew we had to scratch away and get a win," Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. "We needed a great starting pitching performance from Hyun-Jin, and we got that. You knew it was going to be tough sledding against a guy like Adam. Hes so good, especially on the big stage, so we were fortunate we scratched a couple of runs across." Wainwright entered 4-0 with a 2.03 ERA and four saves in 15 career post-season games, including six starts. He pitched St. Louis past Pittsburgh in the division series, going the distance in a decisive Game 5 last Wednesday. The right-hander tossed seven strong innings this time, allowing two runs and six hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Ryu, however, was even better. "I hate to lose," Wainwright said. "I felt like tonight if I had got a couple of balls in there, we win the game. I think you just have to tip your hat and move on." The two pitchers were nearly even through the first three scoreless innings, with Wainwright giving up one hit. Ryu, who struggled in his first post-season start in the division series against Atlanta, retired 12 of his first 13 batters, yielding only a walk. "I just zoned in," Ryu said. Ryu was much improved after lasting just three innings as the first South Korean pitcher to start a playoff game last week against the Braves. He allowed four runs on six hits for a no-decision in a game the Dodgers won. The left-hander didnt permit a Cardinals runner past second base. David Freeses single to right leading off the fifth was their first hit of the game. Freese was replaced by a pinch-runner because of tightness in his right calf. He is day to day. Ryu struck out four and walked one. Mattingly came out to the mound accompanied by a translator with two outs in the seventh. Ryu responded by striking out Matt Adams to end the inning as Ellis pumped his right arm in the air. Fans waved South Korean flags in support of Ryu. "Its definitely a big motivation when you see your star players go out there hurt," Ryu said through a translator. "It really inspires you and motivates you to go out there and do the best you can." Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for a save. Major League Baseball noted on Twitter that the nine combined runs in the series are the fewest ever through three games of a league championship series, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. After the first two games in St. Louis were decided by one run, the Dodgers got to Wainwright in the fourth and took a 2-0 lead. Gonzalezs double down the right-field line scored Mark Ellis, who doubled leading off. Gonzalez smacked his hands together in a celebratory gesture resembling an explosion. "I saw Adrian doing some Mickey Mouse stuff at second," Wainwright said. Gonzalez replied: "I did what I always do. Mickey Mouse is only an hour away so, you know, it fits us." With two outs, Puig tripled off the wall in right to snap his 0-for-11 skid in the series. Cardinals centre fielder Jon Jay was involved in an apparent miscommunication when the ball hit by Mark Ellis dropped between him and right fielder Carlos Beltran. The Dodgers first hit, a single by Ramirez to shallow centre in the first, dropped between Jay and second baseman Matt Carpenter. "Its a ball Ive got to catch. Im the centre fielder. Its my ball. Ive got to take charge," Jay said. "It came back to haunt us, but thats part of baseball. Youre going to make mistakes sometimes." NOTES: The Dodgers snapped a stretch of 22 innings without a run in the fourth. They hadnt scored since the third inning of Game 1. ... Ethier was 0 for 4 with a strikeout. ... Dusty Baker, Reggie Smith, Ron Cey and Steve Garvey -- baseballs first 30-homer quartet in 1977 -- tossed ceremonial first pitches. That Dodgers team won the NL pennant before losing to the Yankees in six games in the World Series. ... Neither team has a home run through the first three games. ... Among the famous faces in attendance were Dustin Hoffman and Ice Cube. Asics Gel Lyte iii Baratas . The procedure was done Thursday in Dallas, the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement was made. There is no timetable for Mills return. Asics Gel Saga Baratas . Listen to the match live on TSN Radio TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montreal, TSN 1200 Ottawa and TEAM 1410 Vancouver at 4pm et/1pm pt. http://www.asicsnimbus17.es/asics-hombre-running/asics-gel-kayano-18.html . 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Duke outrebounded the Eagles 47-32 and had 20 offensive rebounds. "Its important -- the shot goes up, we have to rebound the ball," Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy said. "I thought we did a great job of showing and forcing them into some contested shots. But we gave up 20 offensive rebounds. "To be successful, ultimately, the way we play, we have to rebound the basketball and we didnt do a great job of that tonight." Mike Talley scored 20 points to lead the Eagles (7-4), while Karrington Ward scored 11 points and Sims finished with 10. Eastern Michigan kept this a game into the second half, but went 6 minutes between field goals during the critical stretch when Duke pulled away. For Duke, Jabari Parker scored 23 points and Andre Dawkins had season highs of 20 points and six 3-pointers. With Rodney Hood fighting an illness that he said caused him to flee the court and throw up, Dawkins was summoned from the bench to make a surprise start moments before the opening tip. And the fifth-year senior who sat out last season sure made the most of it. He finished with his highest point total since scoring 22 and hitting six 3s in a win at Florida State in 2012. "Its a little bit different coming off, not playing for a year, and trying to play at this level," Dawkins said. "So, it took some time, but Im getting there. But its still a process." Rasheed Sulaimon added 13 for Duke (10-2) and came up with the key hustle play during the decisive second-half run that helped them polish off their fourth straight win. Duke shot 40 per cent against Eastern Michigans tough zone defence whiile hitting 10 3-pointers, and wrapped up the pre-ACC home schedule with its 101st straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.dddddddddddd "We knew they played zone, so we were going to get open looks on the offensive end, but we really wanted to focus on stopping them," Dawkins said. "It was a big task to try and stop them but I think we did a pretty good job." The Blue Devils led just 43-35 with 15 minutes left before breaking the game open with a 15-1 run. Quinn Cook and Hood hit 3-pointers roughly 25 seconds apart before Sulaimons key hustle play. He had Eagles guard J.R. Sims trapped near midcourt when Sims tried to spike the ball off Sulaimon and out of bounds -- but the ball instead rolled down the sideline toward the Duke basket. Sulaimon scooped it up, was fouled hard by Sims -- who received a flagrant foul -- on his way to the basket and hit the ensuing two free throws to stretch the lead to 53-35 with 13:12 left. Dawkins 3-pointer roughly 3 minutes later gave the Blue Devils their first 20-point lead at 56-36. Amile Jefferson -- who started the run with a free throw with 14:28 left -- hit a foul shot to push it to 58-36 with 10:25 remaining, and they pulled away from there. Jefferson finished with a career-high 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who have had at least one 20-point scorer in every game this season. Its the first time thats happened at Duke since the eventual national champion 2000-01 team did it in its first 17 games. Ten of those 20-point games now belong to Parker, who led or shared the teams scoring lead for the eighth time. He scored 14 of Dukes 37 points in the first half after hitting six of his first 11 shots, including a pair of thunderous alley-oop dunks. That helped make up for an off day for Hood, who averages 18.5 points but finished with eight on 3-of-8 shooting. He also had eight rebounds while playing through his unspecified illness. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he received an IV at halftime. "He wasnt the same guy," Krzyzewski said. cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '

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