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Yasiel Puig's bat answers a wake-up call in Dodgers' 8-4 victory over St. Louis

Yasiel Puig's bat answers a wake-up call in Dodgers' 8-4 victory over St. Louis

On Friday afternoon, a few hours before he contributed three hits in an 8-4 victory over St. Louis, Yasiel Puig staged a photo inside the Dodgers' training room. Slump-ridden for weeks, Puig chose to cloak his discontent with humor. So he snapped a picture of Enrique Hernandez with a pair of bats strapped up to one of the team's electronic stimulation devices.

“Trying to extract hits,” Puig wrote on Twitter. “Puig's bat is next.”

The amateur witchcraft, combined with a more tempered approach at the plate, bore fruit Friday night. Puig completed his first three-hit game since April 6 as the Dodgers (19-17) capitalized on a slew of Cardinals mistakes in...

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