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Innings limits are not a concern for Ryu, the 26-year-old veteran of the Korean Baseball Organization, though he did get an 11-day break around the All-Star Game. Ryu's last start was his second-best of the season, behind only his two-hit, no-walk shutout of the Angels on May 28. On Saturday, Ryu held the Reds to two hits and a walk while striking out nine, the lone Cincinnati run coming on a Jay Bruce solo homer. That home run was emblematic of the fact that the lefthanded Ryu has had more success against righties than lefties thus far this season.