LOS ANGELES In a game where the Dodgers played for 10 and scoreless innings and set a new franchise record for strikeouts, there's only one player that could possibly come through with the game-winning theatrics: Yasiel Puig.
Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, with one out and the game tied up 0-0 in the bottom of the 11th, Puig came up to bat against the Reds' Curtis Partch. Partch threw him a changeup that he swung through and decided to throw him another.
Puig made contact so solid the Dodger Stadium crowd was on its feet before the ball reached the left field bleachers for the 1-0 win over Cincinnati.
"As soon as he hit it, I knew it was out," said Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly.
"My teammates said they were throwing me a lot of changeups," Puig said through interpreter Santiago Mazon. "I was just looking to hit anything and I got the changeup and hit it out."
Puig slid yes, slid into home and was promptly mobbed by his teammates as he celebrated the win and his first...