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Yasiel Puig ends Dodgers' futility with winning homer in 11th inning
Yasiel Puig ends Dodgers' futility with winning homer in 11th inning

Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers persevered through the team’s most futile attempt to ever hit a baseball Sunday, with the rookie finally crushing an 11th-inning home run into the left-field pavilion. The smash capped a Dodgers’ record of 20 strikeouts, the most in franchise history since 1900. With the victory, the first-place Dodgers (56-48) won for the 26th time in 32 games and they’re now 9-1 since the All-Star break. BOXSCORE: Dodgers 1, Reds 0 Every Dodgers starter struck out, with Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and catcher Tim Federowicz each whiffing three times. Even substitutes Skip Schumaker, Nick Punto and Elian Herrera went down on strikes in...

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