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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Hits 4 RBIs in OKC Home Debut | VIDEO

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K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune

The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing out their home stand with a 3-game series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. Meanwhile in Oklahoma City Yasiel Puig was making his home debut.

The Dodgers sent Puig to the minors last week and after a long week of controversy the 25-year-old made his debut in OKC. Before the game Puig met with the media for an informal news conference.

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However, despite the recent media scrutiny, it seems what is happening off the field isn’t affecting Puig on the field. Puig shined in his OKC debut.

Puig was 3 for 3 on the night and only needed a double to hit the cycle.

Unfortunately, he finished just shy of it, but completed a strong night despite the loss.

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The Dodgers made headlines when it was announced they were no longer selling Puig’s merchandise at Dodger Stadium. However, all that merchandise didn’t go to waste.

The hope is for Puig to continue to develop and hopefully make his way back to the major leagues.

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