It was Hollywood stuff, naturally, but on the
And with the tying run on third and one out, it was Rodriguez -- of Cuban descent -- who came on to get the two biggest outs of the day.
A little over a year ago, Puig was escaping Cuba under mysterious circumstances and then fairly quickly signing a $42-million contract with the Dodgers.
Since being called up June 3, Puig has been a lightning rod for the Dodgers, on and off the field, but there's no denying the 22-year-old knows drama.
Greinke was locked in a 1-1 pitching duel with San Diego’s
Padres right-hander Dale Thayer got
For Greinke, Sunday was just more of the same, which is to say more excellence. He won his sixth consecutive decision (1.24 earned-run average) and raised his record to 14-3.
On a hot and humid Sunday afternoon before a
Both hits came back to back in the third inning, and following a walk.
The Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the inning when
Ross was otherwise overpowering in his five innings, striking out a career-high 10. He gave up five hits and walked one.
But Rodriguez, whose ERA is 1.85, delivered in the clutch, as he has all season. He struck out Venable and then got pinch-hitter