Ramirez's 2 HRs power Dodgers to 12-2 rout of Bucs

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm •  Published: May 31, 2014
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Cumpton (0-2) was charged with 11 runs — 10 earned — and 11 hits in 3 2-3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander had allowed a total of one run during the first four innings of his eight previous major league starts.

"I was getting behind guys, so they were sitting on heaters and doing what they get paid to do," Cumpton said. "When I made my pitch, it found a hole — and when I didn't make my pitch, it found a gap. It's discouraging, but it's only one start. I've gotten beaten around before and I'm sure it's going to happen again. But I'm not going to hang my head over it."

The Dodgers staked Ryu to an 11-1 lead with two runs in the first inning, four in the third and five more in the fourth. Ramirez and Matt Kemp triggered the onslaught with two-out RBI singles during Cumpton's 28-pitch first inning.

Cumpton threw only 18 pitches during the Dodgers' third-inning rally, as four batters put the ball in play on the first offering and two others did on the second.

"I knew almost all of them were going to be aggressive early in the count," Cumpton said. "That's a great lineup. They made me throw pitches, and when I got behind, they made me pay."

Andre Ethier started things off in the third with a drive that popped out of left fielder Starling Marte's glove for a two-base error as his left arm hit the fence. Ramirez and Justin Turner had RBI singles, Adrian Gonzalez doubled home a run and Kemp hit a sacrifice fly.

After Ramirez's first homer, Turner chased Cumpton three batters later with another RBI single and Butera greeted Jeanmar Gomez with a two-run triple.

NOTES: 3B Josh Harrison had two hits, including a single on Ryu's third pitch of the game. He is batting .324 in the 19 games he's started in the leadoff spot. ... Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen has no RBIs or extra-base hits in nine games and 32 at-bats since his run-scoring single against Washington's Blake Treinen on May 22. ... Marte has no RBIs in 42 career at-bats against the Dodgers, and teammate Jose Tabata has none in 29 at-bats against them. ... Butera has three triples in 574 career at-bats.