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Dodgers' Dave Roberts keeps Yasiel Puig on bench after baserunning blunder

Dodgers' Dave Roberts keeps Yasiel Puig on bench after baserunning blunder

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts couldn’t hide his anger with outfielder Yasiel Puig on Sunday, a day after the outfielder made the last out of a one-run loss to the San Francisco Giants on a baserunning blunder.

Puig did not play Sunday for only the third time since June 28. Asked whether Puig’s base-stealing try that backfired the night before influenced that decision, Roberts did a poor job of deflecting the question.

“I don’t know the answer to that question,” he said. “I do. But I don’t want to say.”

Roberts then tried to clarify that comment without mentioning Puig.

“When I put a player in the lineup, every situation, every...

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