Puig confronts Marlins pitcher after almost being hit

Time to close gap

Key Marlins players continue to be mentioned as trade possibilities.

After Saturday's game the Dodgers now hold an eight game win streak and will be looking for the sweep of Don Mattingly's Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Dodgers rookie slugger Cody Bellinger came into Saturday night's game against the Marlins with a 2017 slash line of.261/.341/.613 and 25 home runs in 71 games (LAD-MIA GameTracker).

"Every night it's somebody different, and that's a sign of a good team", Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. "For us to still find a way to win says a lot about our guys". We ran into a little bit of a buzzsaw here. They went on to their first World Series championship since 1908, but their title defense has been one bumpy ride so far. "If we were at home in Dodger Stadium, we might have hit 20 homers this series". With two outs, Christian Yelich's single scored Dee Gordon, who reached with a pinch-hit single, to cut the Dodgers' lead to one. Marcell Ozuna also added a base hit of his own in the losing effort for Miami.

Jansen struck out pinch hitter Justin Bour with two on to end the eighth, and followed that with a ideal ninth to lower his ERA to 0.90. It was, however, the first time since May 21 that Jansen allowed multiple hits in an outing. He allowed five hits, two walks and three runs in five innings.

A ball boy ran on the field to give Stanton a new glove.

The Dodgers almost scored another run in the sixth, but Marcell Ozuna got his glove over the seven-foot fence in left to steal a home run from Enrique Hernandez, an ex-Marlins infielder.

Bellinger said the cycle was his first at any level. "If you can keep the game closer, that's the most important thing". "You make a catch like that, and you feel great".

"I think a lot of offensive guys are going to be really happy to get out of this place", Turner said of Marlins Park. I've said it before and it will apply here as well. I've seen it happen before, just not where you have no chance of going to get it.

Latest on Hill via Rotoworld: Hill punched out nine while surrendering one run on just two hits over seven innings and taking a no-decision in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. Hill closed the first half of the season on high note throwing seven innings in each of his last three starts.

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