Puig’s Homer Lifts Dodgers Past Marlins 6-4

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Dodgers_Yasiel_Puig_2013MIAMI (AP) — With his first swing of the night, Yasiel Puig snapped a slump and silenced speculation he’s in the doghouse.

The rookie sensation came off the bench to hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Puig was held out of the starting lineup after going hitless in his past 11 at-bats. He also drew a fine when he arrived late for pregame drills, raising more questions about the 22-year-old’s maturity and comportment.

He entered in the sixth inning in a double switch, batted for the first time leading off the eighth and needed only one pitch to break a 4-all tie.

Source: Associated Press

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