After watching Clayton Kershaw allow three RBI triples, two RBI doubles and an RBI single in the second inning that put the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 7-0 hole, Yasiel Puig came up to bat for the second time in the game, still looking to extend his hitting streak.
In his first inning at-bat, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson fooled the the 23-year-old on multiple pitches, including the pay-off pitch with the count full. With the Dodgers in need of any sort of positivity, Puig got the better of Anderson in the third inning, crushing a first-pitch fastball for a two-run homer into deep left-center.
The home run gave Puig a 16-game hitting streak and it was the eighth consecutive game Puig has an RBI and extra-base hit. The eight-game RBI streak ties for the longest in Dodgers history.
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