The Los Angeles Dodgers were close to falling short against the Miami Marlins in an extra-inning win on Saturday night. Without the help of Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers would have never been in a position to win the game in the first place.

Heading into the fourth inning, the game was tied 2-2. Juan Uribe and Miguel Olivo had back-to-back base hits and were able to advance to second and third thanks to a sacrifice bunt from Paul Maholm. Dee Gordon followed up with a two-out RBI single to give the Dodgers the one-run advantage. Puig was next up to bat after Gordon and had struck out and grounded out in his two previous at-bats. On Turner’s second pitch of the at-bat, Puig drilled a 78-MPH slider well beyond the wall to give the Dodgers a 6-2 lead that would stand until the seventh inning.

As a blunder-filled outing from Brian Wilson later in the game allowed the Marlins to tie the game up once again, the battle eventually continued the game into the 11th inning. A go-ahead home run from Carl Crawford gave the Dodgers the 9-7 win.

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Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp Struggle, Talk Improving Their Game


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Nadia Tseng is a UCLA student looking to pursue a career in the film or sports industries. A New York sports fan at heart, she co-hosts an MLB talk show for UCLA Radio and is currently an editorial intern for Screen International.

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