MLB

more stats

National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Miami



(Tuesday, August 20th)

Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Miami 4

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Yasiel Puig didn't start Tuesday's game, but the Dodgers rookie made his presence felt when he led off the eighth inning with a go-ahead solo homer in Los Angeles' 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins.

Puig was reportedly fined for being late to the ballpark but entered the game during a late double-switch.

Hitless in his previous 11 at-bats, the Cuban phenom stepped to the plate to lead off the eighth and cleared the scoreboard in left-center on a first-pitch fastball from Dan Jennings (2-4) to break a 4-4 tie.

"He's just instinctive," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Puig. "He was just up there hitting."

The home run was enough for the Dodgers to avoid a three-game losing streak despite the club leaving 12 runners on base while going 4-for-17 with runners in scoring position.

The Marlins were even worse in such situations, recording just two hits in 14 chances as their modest two-game win streak came to an end.

Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Jeff Mathis had two hits and singled in Justin Ruggiano to tie the game in the sixth.

Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow (2-0) struck out Donovan Solano to leave the bases loaded in the sixth, then survived consecutive singles to open the seventh.

Puig's 12th home run of the season put the visitors in front, and Hanley Ramirez scored an insurance run in the ninth on Tim Federowicz's infield hit.

Kenley Jansen closed out the win in the ninth with his 20th save as the Dodgers evened the four-game series at one game apiece.

The Marlins scored in the first inning off Chris Capuano when a leadoff double from Christian Yelich followed by productive groundouts from Solano and Stanton pushed a run across.

Marlins starter Jacob Turner wiggled around jams the first three innings before giving up four runs with two outs in the fourth. He walked Capuano to load the bases, and Carl Crawford tied the game with an infield single.

Mark Ellis hit a grounder up the middle that was fielded by Adeiny Hechavarria, and the shortstop's low throw got by Logan Morrison and allowed two runs to score. Adrian Gonzalez capped the inning with an RBI single.

"It didn't look like (Turner) had it tonight," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Miami got two back in the fourth, one coming on Ruggiano's bases-loaded fielder's choice and the other on Hechavarria's one-out single.

Game Notes

Puig's homer was his first since Aug. 1 ... Capuano, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Monday, allowed three runs on six hits and lasted five innings ... The Dodgers have won each of Capuano's last seven starts ... Turner was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and five walks over five frames ... Over his last 20 starts dating back to last year, Turner has allowed more than three earned runs just twice ... Gonzalez had three of Los Angeles' 16 hits.

08/21 00:26:47 ET

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Norfolk

    Today at 1:05 pm on 620am

  • NBA: Bobcats at Miami

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
Final
PIT 7
MIL 8
Final
NYM 5
ATL 7
Final
TAM 16
NYY 1
Final
MIA 7
SEA 0
Final
TEX 6
CWS 3
Final
LOS 8
ARI 6
Final
COL 3
PHI 1
Final
SDP 3
SFG 1
1:05pm Today
CLE
TOR
 
1:08pm Today
DET
ANA
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
ATL
 
1:10pm Today
MIA
SEA
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
 
1:35pm Today
WAS
STL
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
NYY
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
CWS
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
Final
IND 93
ATL 101
Final
OKC 100
MEM 86
1:00pm Today
SAN
DAL
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
PIT 3
CLB 4
Final
COL 4
MIN 2
12:00pm Today
NYR
PHI
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR