Los Angeles Dodgers right-fielder Yasiel Puig made a pair of defensive plays during the bottom of the second inning in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

The first of the two was a product of an initial fielding error by Puig. With one out and Brandon Belt on first, Brandon Hicks hit what seemed to be a routine fly ball to right field. As the wind forced the 23-year-old to shift to his right last minute, the ball dribbled out of his glove, and he immediately grabbed the ball and threw a rocket to second to get the force out. Although Puig would have preferred to hold on to the ball, he redeemed his mistake almost instantaneously for the second out.

With Gregor Blanco next in the batting order, the center fielder hit a line drive to right field. Puig chased the ball toward the warning track and made an incredible over-the-shoulder catch. In robbing Blanco of a base hit, Puig record the final out of the inning as Hyun-Jin Ryu went on to record a total of seven scoreless innings.

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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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