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Ehire Adrianza

Dodgers rout Giants 9-3 to extend NL West lead to 6 games

Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way.

The Cuban outfielder's three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in a 9-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, extending the Dodgers' NL West lead to six games with 10 remaining.

"It's nice to have that separation," third baseman Justin Turner said, "but nothing is certain until that number is zero. The important thing is to stay hot and build some momentum as you're rolling into the playoffs."

Puig is doing just that against lefties. He has four home runs and two walks against them since returning from the minor leagues...