Puig Leads Dodgers To 4-2 Win Over Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Yasiel Puig’s two-run home run in top of the eighth inning Thursday helped give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-2 win over Team Australia in an exhibition game at the revamped Sydney Cricket Ground.

With the scores tied 2-2 after Puig’s homer, the Dodgers took the lead on an error and passed ball, then added a fourth on Juan Uribe’s single.

Puig also threw out a runner in the sixth inning with a strike from right field to catcher A.J. Ellis, easily getting Australia first baseman Mike Walker at the plate.

The Dodgers are preparing for Major League Baseball season openers against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday and Sunday.

Team Australia plays the Diamondbacks in an exhibition game Friday.