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Yasiel Puig is surprised by his success in spring training. The Los Angeles Dodgers are impressed. Puig continued to create a buzz this spring with a two-run homer and two singles in three at-bats Friday night, leading the Dodgers to an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in a split-squad game for both teams. ''I thought I would do well, but I didn't think I would do quite as well as this,'' Puig, a Cuban defector, said through Dodgers pitcher Eddie Oropesa, a fellow Cuban who interpreted his Spanish. Puig is batting .459 this spring, and the sound of the ball coming off his bat echoed throughout Camelback Ranch in the first inning with his second homer, a line shot over right-center field off a fastball from Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura. ''A fast ball that was too high, especially for him, a very big boy,'' Ventura said. In the second inning, Puig singled to right, stole second and scored on Juan Uribe's double. In the fifth, he singled to center and scored on ...
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