He was standing in the on-deck circle as
The ball rolled on a back-left diagonal, roughly 15 feet away -- far enough away where Braves catcher Evan Gattis could only turn and watch after picking up the ball as Puig led the blue-and-white charge from the dugout.
The win is the Dodgers' fourth in five games and comes after the entire lineup, Puig excluded, failed to hit a fair, fly ball into the outfield until the seventh inning
Puig tied the game on a solo homer with one out in the sixth. Both teams squandered scoring opportunities in the eighth inning
The longball makes Puig only the second player since 1900 to hit four homers in his first five games, according to Elias. His 10 RBI match a record that only two other players in
The Braves left runners on first and second in the top of the eighth before
And the Dodgers, who managed to hit just two fair, fly balls out of the infield through 6 1/3 innings, put runners on base in both the seventh and eighth frames.
Hernandez swatted a leadoff single to right, Cruz moved him over with a sacrifice bunt and he advanced to third on a passed ball.
Neither team reached base in the ninth, though
After Heyward's two-out double in the 10th,
Puig led off the game with a flyout to center field. It would be the last ball the Dodgers hit toward the grass on the far side of the diamond until his home run an hour-and-a-half later.