Puig's clutch hit sends Dodgers to sixth straight win

2:56 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - After taking a hard fall on Chase Utley's home run in the top of the seventh inning, Yasiel Puig got off the mat and put matters in his own hands to help the Dodgers to their sixth straight win.

Puig hit the go-ahead two-run single into left field in the bottom of the frame and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-4, to open a four-game series.

Utley's solo blast off Zack Greinke went to right field with two outs in the seventh to give the Phillies a 4-3 edge. Puig jumped at the wall and his left elbow collided with the top of it before he tumbled to the ground.

In the bottom portion, Justin DeFratus (2-2) walked A.J. Ellis. Juan Uribe reached first on a bunt hit and the runners advanced on Nick Punto's sac bunt, which led to pinch-hitter Hanley Ramirez being intentionally walked.

After Skip Schumaker struck out, Puig grounded an 0-2 pitch into left field to give LA the lead.

Matt Kemp singled off Antonio Bastardo to start the home eighth. After a pair of stolen bases, Kemp scored on Ellis' sacrifice fly to right.

Greinke (5-2) allowed 12 hits and fanned five over seven innings. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Jonathan Pettibone threw the first six innings for the Phillies, who were coming off back-to-back wins in San Diego.

Utley had three hits and drove in two runs. Ben Revere also had three hits.

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