Yasiel Puig's big day leads Dodgers to 9-5 spring training win

Yasiel Puig does it both offensively and with his arm in the outfield to lead Dodgers to win

Dodgers 9, San Diego 5

AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig hit a ball out of Camelback Ranch, his first-inning home run off Jason Lane hitting the Dodgers' administrative building adjacent to the spring-training stadium. The home run was the fourth of the spring for Puig, who was two for three with two runs. The blast was the first of four for the Dodgers, as Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke followed with home runs. The Dodgers have hit 37 home runs in the exhibition season, more than any other team in baseball. Andre Ethier was two for three with a couple of doubles. Ethier is nine for 17 with four doubles and a home run in his last six games.

ON THE MOUND: Left-hander Paco Rodriguez and right-hander Yimi Garcia continued to make their cases to be included on the opening-day roster. Rodriguez pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Garcia a scoreless ninth. Neither Rodriguez nor Garcia has been charged with a run this spring. Potential longman Juan Nicasio pitched three innings and was charged with two runs and four hits.

EXTRA BASES: Puig made a spectacular play on defense before he hit his home run. He fielded a lead-off single in the top of the first inning by Wil Myers, who rounded first base. Puig fired a throw to Nicasio, who was covering first base. Myers was easily tagged out.

UP NEXT: Chicago White Sox on Thursday, 1 p.m. at Camelback Ranch. On the air: TV: SportsNetLA.

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