Yasiel Puig took the field Wednesday night a fourth time since being activated from 15-day disabled list. He played Saturday and Sunday before being given a night off Monday in effort to prevent too much strain being immediately placed on the left hamstring that caused him trouble.
Heading into the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Puig had at least one hit in the last three games, including back-to-back multi-hit games. He worked a full count in his first at-bat Wednesday before knocking a single into left-center and making a wide turn to judge whether a double was to be had.
Then with the score tied at 1-1, and two on with two outs, Puig went opposite field for a three-run home run, his first since coming off the DL. In continuing with the hot streak at the plate, Puig legged out a double in the fourth inning on what began as a routine base hit up the middle.
Needing a triple to hit for the cycle, the Dodgers’ right fielder settled for a leadoff single in the seventh. While at the time it appeared to be Puig’s final at-bat, Kenley Jansen blowing a save gave him another opportunity in the ninth. Puig drew a walk and wound up scoring the winning run on Howie Kendrick’s walk-off base hit.