Puig ropes three home runs – MLB.com

ST. LOUIS — Yasiel Puig was hot coming into the Dodgers’ game Saturday in St. Louis. Now he’s sizzling, after connecting on three home runs in the Dodgers’ blowout 17-4 win over the Cardinals. Puig also homered twice Friday, giving him five homers in the past two games.

The victory helped Los Angeles break a tie with the Redbirds, giving it a one-game lead for the second National League Wild Card. The Dodgers also pulled into a virtual tie with the Rockies atop the NL West; Colorado plays at 9:05 p.m. ET against the Giants in San Francisco.

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ST. LOUIS — Yasiel Puig was hot coming into the Dodgers’ game Saturday in St. Louis. Now he’s sizzling, after connecting on three home runs in the Dodgers’ blowout 17-4 win over the Cardinals. Puig also homered twice Friday, giving him five homers in the past two games.

The victory helped Los Angeles break a tie with the Redbirds, giving it a one-game lead for the second National League Wild Card. The Dodgers also pulled into a virtual tie with the Rockies atop the NL West; Colorado plays at 9:05 p.m. ET against the Giants in San Francisco.

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Puig hit a bases-empty homer to left-center off John Gant to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on Saturday. In the fifth, he smashed a three-run homer to left against reliever Mike Mayers that made it 8-4. And he connected in the eighth off Luke Weaver for a three-run shot that put the Dodgers ahead, 13-4.

The second homer on Saturday was the hardest hit by a Dodger at 114.3 mph since Statcast™ started tracking in 2015. Previously, that distinction belonged to Joc Pederson at 113.9 mph with a home run July

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