It was the perfect night for left fielder Skip Schumaker to hit his second home run of the season.

Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo dodged having to go against the Dodgers' top pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw but he forgot about another one.

Schumaker hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run on two hits over seven innings as the Dodgers beat the Reds 4-1 in front of an announced crowd of 52675 at Dodger Stadium. It was the Dodgers' 14th sellout of the season.

"He seems to rise to the occasion all the time" Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Ryu. "It seemed like he had a little extra today. He was solid all night."

Ryu (9-3 3.14 ERA) is undefeated since June 24.

"It's definitely the best he's been in the past couple of weeks" catcher A.J. Ellis said. "He was definitely amped up for this game."

Ryu has now won nine of his last 11 starts.

"Usually he kind of paces himself he kind of heaves his best heaters a little bit later in the game" Ellis said. "Today you saw them from the first batter.

"He was dominant and everything was working he was pretty special tonight."

Ryu was a seven-time All-Star with the Korean Baseball Organization's Hanwha Eagles a five-time strikeout title winner and KBO Rookie of the Year in 2006. He signed a six-year $36 million deal last December.