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Dodgers, Yasiel Puig are all thrills and rally-kills in 5-3 loss to Mets
Dodgers, Yasiel Puig are all thrills and rally-kills in 5-3 loss to Mets

Yasiel Puig made a diving catch in right-center field Thursday that was spectacular even by his standards. Manager Don Mattingly said no other player would have come close to making that second-inning play at Citi Field, which prevented an extra-base hit by New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores. Center fielder Matt Kemp recalled reflexively shouting an expletive at seeing Puig slide headfirst into the warning track with the ball secured in his glove. Said pitcher Zack Greinke: "It doesn't happen very often where you know a ball is going to be a double and someone just runs down something they shouldn't run down." But Puig's breathtaking display of athleticism...

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