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Timing is everything: Dodgers use Cuban connection to edge Padres
Timing is everything: Dodgers use Cuban connection to edge Padres

Apparently Yasiel Puig and Paco Rodriguez figured Cuba did not have enough heritage, so they decided to provide a bit of their own. It was Hollywood stuff, naturally, but on the Dodgers’ first Cuban Heritage day, it was Puig who provided the winning run, drilling a sixth-inning solo homer Sunday to reward another brilliant pitching effort by Zack Greinke in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory that completed a sweep of the Padres. 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...

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