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Puig hits 3-run homerun and Jose De Leon impresses in debut, Dodgers win 7-4

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The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday. The Dodgers got key contributions from enigmatic RF Yasiel Puig and rookie right-hander Jose De Leon who had a solid performance in his debut.

Puig who has had a bumpy season to say the least had a spectacular game. Notably, a key three-run home run he hit off of Christian Friedrich, to take the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Puig finished the day with a hit, a homerun, and three RBIs. The most important narrative about him is that he looked more focused and eager to contribute.

Number two prospect De Leon made the most of his opportunities and really showcased his ability. He gave up four runs, with nine strikeouts in six innings pitched. The only blemish on the day was the two-run jack he gave up to Yangervis Solarte in the top of the third.

Despite giving up that home run De Leon was able to rebound and showed great composure and continued to show he belonged in the Majors. Not only that, he was able to give some rest to a tired bull-pen that has carried the Dodgers for most of the year.

With the postseason in sight every win will be crucial to fend off the San Francisco Giants and claiming their fourth consecutive NL West Pennant.

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Daiki Sato

Daiki Sato a Southern California native and San Diego State Alumni. Loves all things sports. He covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for Sports Out West.
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