The Dodgers came up in the 11th inning Sunday having scored no runs all day — and having set the franchise record for strikeouts in a single game. The first two LA batters made out, then rookie Yasiel Puig blasted the second pitch he saw into the left field bleachers. Game over. While his teammates waited to mob him, Puig ran the bases and slid into home plate. It's his tenth homer since Puig came up from the minor leagues in June, third most on the team.
The 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds gave the Dodgers a 2½-game lead over Arizona, LA's largest first-place cushion of the season. The Dodgers are 26-6 since June 22, which the stat mongers say is the team's best 32-game stretch since 1977.
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