Yasiel Puig hit from the leadoff spot Saturday for just the seventh time this season and had an immediate impact as he reached on a single and coasted into second base on a Jason Rutledge error.
Puig wound up scoring on a Hanley Ramirez double as part of a two-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then in the seventh, with the Dodgers trailing 8-3 and runners on the corners with none out, Puig doubled in a run.
While Puig’s double was instrumental in helping the Dodgers rally, it was his diving catch in the eighth that stood out as his best highlight of the day.
Wilin Rosario began the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Drew Stubbs worked a full count and hit a liner to right that Puig misjudged and initially started in on before accelerating to complete the catch.
He immediately rose to his feet and relayed the ball to Ramirez, who nailed Rosario at third as he attempted to tag on the play. Puig’s effort contributed to a scoreless inning for Brandon League, but the Dodgers fell short of completing the comeback.
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