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Yasiel Puig homer has whiff-prone Dodgers smelling like a rose in win

Yasiel Puig homer has whiff-prone Dodgers smelling like a rose in win

Yasiel Puig's phenomenal rookie season reached a new pinnacle Sunday when he turned a historic display of futility into a footnote washed away by more Dodgers glory.

Puig, after flailing through three of the team's 20 strikeouts against the Cincinnati Reds, hammered an 11th-inning home run into Dodger Stadium's left-field pavilion, delivering his team a 1-0 victory.

The strikeout total broke the record for the most by a Dodgers team in the modern era (since 1900), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

"You put your at-bats behind you every single time — what's in the past is in the...

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