Winners in four of their last five games, the Los Angeles Dodgers traveled to Scottsdale Stadium to face the San Francisco Giants on Monday, who were looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
Brett Anderson made his spring debut and threw two scoreless innings for the Dodgers, but the offense wasn’t able to pick up the left-hander against starter Matt Cain and the Giants ensuing relievers.
That changed in the fourth inning beginning with a leadoff triple from Jimmy Rollins against Ryan Vogelsong. With one out and Rollins still standing on third, Puig worked a full count against Vogelsong, then golfed a two-run home run over the left field fence to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead:
Over his brief, two-year career, Puig is a lifetime .313/383/.565 hitter against the Giants. He swung the bat particularly well last season at AT&T Park, batting .361/.425/.639 over nine games.
While Puig’s home run came against Vogelsong, he has minimal experience against the right-hander — six at-bats but with a .400/.500/.400 slash.
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