LOS ANGELES -- Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out a career-high 12 batters, and Hanley Ramirez homered on his own bobblehead night as the Los Angeles Dodgers rebounded from a huge loss to Colorado on Monday night to beat the Rockies 6-2 Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Scheduled to meet pop singer Psy, a South Korean countryman, later in the evening, Ryu gave them something to talk about.
Just one of the Dodgers' star offseason acquisitions, Ryu shut down Colorado over six innings, allowing three hits, two walks and two runs in the best start of his short major league career.
Ryu had six strikeouts through three innings as the Dodgers built a 6-1 lead.
A day after losing 12-2 when the Rockies jumped on Ted Lilly and Josh Wall early, Los Angeles got off to a hot start.
Ramirez was the heavy hitter, hitting his first home run and double of the season after being activated from the disabled list Monday. Ramirez missed the beginning of the season with a torn ligament in his thumb, an injury he suffered while playing for the Dominican Republic team in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic.
Jerry Hairston Jr. added three hits and two runs for the Dodgers, and Nick Punto and Matt Kemp each had two hits.
Los Angeles scored two runs in each of the first three innings, giving Ryu some cushion.
After Carlos Gonzalez homered in the first inning, the Dodgers reeled off six straight runs.
Kemp singled home Hairston in the first inning, and Adrian Gonzalez followed with a sacrifice fly to score Punto. Hairston and Punto again delivered in the second inning, as Hairston singled home Juan Uribe, and Punto singled home Hairston.
Ramirez, making his first start of the season, homered in the third inning, and Ryu supported his cause with an RBI single to score Andre Ethier.
NOTES: Los Angeles LHP Clayton Kershaw is on the bereavement list because of the loss of his father, the team was announced Tuesday. Kershaw is expected to join the Dodgers in San Francisco for his scheduled start on Friday. He is required to be on the bereavement list for at least three days and at most seven. ... Los Angeles recalled RHP Javy Guerra from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and optioned Wall to Triple-A. Wall allowed seven runs in two innings Monday against Colorado, raising his ERA to 18.00. ... Lilly was scheduled for an MRI on his back Tuesday. ... Colorado has won four of its past six series against Los Angeles. ... Carlos Gonzalez ranks second among active hitters in batting average against the Dodgers.