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Yasmani Grandal is Dodger with the most clout in win over Padres

Yasmani Grandal is Dodger with the most clout in win over Padres

Yasmani Grandal took a foul ball off his left wrist in Toronto in early May, suffering a painful bone bruise that made it difficult for the Dodgers catcher to get around on a good fastball and sent his average plummeting below .200.

Grandal was hitting .183 entering Friday night, but the wrist no longer appears to be a problem. Grandal turned viciously on a trio of blazing fastballs, crushing three home runs and driving in six runs to lead the Dodgers to a 10-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in Dodger Stadium.

Grandal had a chance to become only the 17th player in major league history to hit four homers in a game when Yasiel Puig drew a two-out walk ahead of him in the...

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