Posted May 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly has been sharply critical of his slumping team. For at least one day, everything was all right with the embattled Dodgers. Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke drove in two runs each and Ramon Hernandez hit his first home run in the Dodgers' 9-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Even after the win, the Dodgers are last in the NL West at 19-26. Rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2), given a 7-0 lead, allowed two runs and six hits in a season-high 7 1-3 innings. Ryu has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his 10 appearances. ''The team gave me that lead, so I was really comfortable,'' Ryu said through an interpreter. Before the game, Mattingly expressed his unhappiness with the team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier. Mattingly, in the third and final year of his contract, discussed his club's lack of mental toughness and said he wanted a balanced team that has grit and fight. He benched Ethier for the...
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