Logan Forsythe

Dodgers' offense delivers and bullpen holds up in 4-1 win over Royals

Dodgers' offense delivers and bullpen holds up in 4-1 win over Royals

The momentum created by the swing caused Yasiel Puig to step across the plate upon impact. He tracked the flight of his home run, soaring into the left-field seats, until he was sure it was gone. Then he flipped his bat with both hands to punctuate an insurance run in the sixth inning of a 4-1 Dodgers victory.

On the mound, as Puig rounded the bases, Kansas City starting pitcher Jason Hammel hunched at the waist. He kept shaking his head as Dodger Stadium roared. It was not a particularly putrid pitch — a slider that may have ended up outside the strike zone — but Puig still hammered it. It was a snapshot of life for the Dodgers as the All-Star break approaches, a budding...

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