Hyun-Jin Ryu perfect through 7 innings against Reds

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The left-hander is just six outs away from throwing a perfect game.

Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has a perfect game through seven innings against the Reds on Monday evening at Dodger Stadium.

Ryu hasn't allowed a baserunner and has struck out seven. Even more remarkable, just three Cincinnati batters have hit the ball out of the infield.

Another Dodgers starter, Josh Beckett, hurled a no-hitter against the Phillies on Sunday, with the right-hander striking out six batters and walking three in a complete-game shutout.

Ryu had a 3.00 ERA coming into Monday and had struck out 40 batters and walked just 12 in 45 innings pitched. The left-hander excelled as a rookie for Los Angeles after signing a six-year, $36 million deal with the Dodgers in the winter of 2012.

MLB's last perfect game came in 2012 when Felix Hernandez didn't allow a baserunner against the Rays. Sandy Koufax threw the first and only perfect game in Dodgers history on Sept. 9, 1965.

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