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Yasiel Puig Hits 4th Home Run in 5th Career Game

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on June 7, 2013. (Photo Credit: Stephen Dunn)

By Michael Klopman    

Yasiel Puig did it again.

In just his fifth career game, the 22-year-old rookie from Cuba hit his fourth home run and it came at a very opportune time for the Dodgers. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Puig launced a 72-mph curveball from Atlanta’s Paul Maholm to the left field stands to tie the game.

The Dodgers went on to win 2-1 in 10 innings.

“I try to prepare myself with the coaches and it’s just happening,’’ Puig said after the game through a translator, via the Associated Press. “As long as the team is pulling together, I’m happy to be a part of it.’’

Puig hit two homers in his second career game and two days later, he hit his first grand slam. Here is some history that Puig made with his fourth home run.

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