After beating the Colorado Rockies Monday in the opener of their three-game set, the Los Angeles Dodgers were back on field Tuesday looking to gain more ground on the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants were idle Monday and suffered a loss Tuesday, which closed their lead over the Dodgers to five games. Zack Greinke was on the mound in search of his ninth win this season, which has evaded him over the course of three starts.
As Greinke worked his way through the Rockies lineup, which required him to get out of some trouble and rely on a diving stop by Miguel Rojas, the game remained scoreless. Hanley Ramirez then gave the Dodgers the lead with a two-run home run in the third inning.
Still leading by two runs the following inning, Greinke struck out Justin Morneau and got Drew Stubbs to line out. That brough Wilson Rosario to the plate with two outs and the Rockies catcher hit a flare into right center that Yasiel Puig came charging in on to make a diving catch; showing no ill-effects of a troublesome hip that had him limping at times Monday.
Although the degree of difficulty on Puig’s latest diving catch wasn’t nearly as difficult as the one he made against the New York Mets, it’s yet another for him to add to his highlight reel.
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