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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - After an impressive major league debut on Monday, Yasiel Puig put on quite an encore Tuesday.
Puig clubbed the first two homers of his career and finished with five RBI to help the Los Angeles Dodgers outlast the San Diego Padres, 9-7, in the middle test of a three-game series at Dodgers Stadium.
The 22-year-old Cuban defector also doubled in the Dodgers' second straight victory, with Tim Federowicz adding a two-run shot and Luis Cruz contributing an RBI double and two runs scored in the victory.
J.P. Howell (2-0) earned the victory despite giving up a run over 1 2/3 innings of relief work. Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth to nail down his 13th save.
After missing Monday's opener, San Diego outfielder Carlos Quentin homered among his three hits in his first game back in LA since inciting a benches- clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collar bone.
Kyle Blanks belted a two-run homer and Chris Denorfia smacked a solo shot and finished with two RBI for the Padres, who have lost three straight.
Tyson Ross (0-2) was tagged for three runs on four hits over 2 1/3 innings of relief to absorb the loss.
WOW! WOW! AND WOW! Don't really know what to say, so I'll just let Vin Scully say it for me, "Que viva Cuba, viva Puig!"
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday activated shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list and placed pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day DL.
Ramirez had been out since May 4 with a left hamstring strain, days after he was reinstated from the disabled list following right thumb surgery on March 22 -- an injury which forced him to miss the start of the season.
The 29-year-old went 5-for-11 with one homer in four games before his latest setback.
Capuano, whose roster move is retroactive to May 30, is sidelined with a left shoulder latissimus strain.
The 34-year-old lefty has gone just 1-4 with a 5.45 earned run average in eight games (six starts) for the Dodgers this year.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodger owner Peter O'Malley has signed a five-year lease extension for his management company to operate the old Dodgertown spring training site.
O'Malley signed the agreement Tuesday with Indian River County to continue managing Vero Beach Sports Village. The agreement extends the lease until 2019. His partnership took over the complex in 2012.
The Dodgers trained in Vero Beach from 1948 to 2008, when they moved their camp to Arizona. After their departure, the facility was renamed Vero Beach Sports Village and it now hosts amateur teams, tournaments and umpire schools.
The 79-acre facility was in financial trouble before O'Malley stepped in to save it.
(Sports Network) - After adding some excitement to their roster in the form of a top prospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers could have some more added punch on Tuesday when they play the middle contest of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be activated off the disabled list and a start tonight would be just his fifth of the season for the Dodgers. Ramirez began the season on the DL due to surgery on a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered during the World Baseball Classic before returning at the end of April.
Ramirez went 5-for-11 with a homer in four games before straining his left hamstring on May 3 against San Francisco while running the bases. He made his third minor league rehab appearance on Monday with no issues.
Ramirez would be the second offensive player to join the lineup in two days. With Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford both on the disabled list due to hamstring issues, Yasiel Puig was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga and got the start in right field on Monday versus San Diego. He had a pair of hits out of the leadoff spot and showed off his big arm in the outfield in a 2-1 win.
Puig doubled off San Diego's Chris Denorfia to end the game, launching a strike to first base from the warning track after catching a fly ball off the bat of Kyle Blanks.
"I'm thinking that ball is going out of the ballpark -- the way things have been going -- when he hits it, but that throw was unbelievable," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on his team's website. "With all the hype, it's really just amazing that it ends like that. It was fun."
Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke hit solo homers and Stephen Fife earned his first career victory by holding the Padres to a run over 5 1/3 innings. He was making the spot start in place of Chris Capuano, who was forced out of his last start due to a left triceps cramp.
Los Angeles had lost four of five prior to the opener, while San Diego has now lost two straight.
Chase Headley knocked in the lone Padres run, while starter Eric Stults allowed two runs on six hits over seven frames to absorb the loss against his former club.
The Padres' Carlos Quentin did not play due to a sore left shoulder. This series marks his first trip back to Los Angeles on the active roster since charging the mound after getting hit by a Zack Greinke fastball back on April 11. Greinke suffered a broken collarbone during the brawl and Quentin was hit with an eight-game suspension.
Drawing the start for the Padres will be Clayton Richard, who makes his scheduled start three days later than anticipated due to a rare relief appearance on Friday.
The left-hander, 0-5 with an 8.35 earned run average through seven starts this season, was pressed into duty versus Toronto, hurling the final two frames of a 4-3, 17-inning victory. After giving up just one hit, he earned his first victory of the season when Jesus Guzman singled home the winning run with two outs in the 17th.
Richard, the eighth pitcher used by San Diego, was slated to start the following day.
"We talked about it ... using a position player or a pitcher," Padres manager Bud Black said. "But we wanted to win the game. We took his start out of the equation and went for the win."
The 29-year-old made his first relief appearance with the Padres and first since May 10, 2009 with the Chicago White Sox.
Richard is 6-3 with a 3.19 ERA in 14 career meetings with the Dodgers and did not factor into a 9-3 home win over the club on April 9 after allowing two runs over five innings of work.
Ted Lilly is set to make his fifth start of the season and third since his return from a second stint this season on the DL.
The 37-year-old lefty was last in action on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. He took the loss, falling to 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA this season.
"Ted threw the ball well and gave us a chance to win. We had chances, but we didn't get it done," said Mattingly.
Lilly will face the Padres for the first time this season and is 11-4 against them lifetime with a 2.51 ERA in 18 games (17 starts).
San Diego has won four of seven versus the Dodgers this season, sweeping a three-game set in Los Angeles from April 15-17.
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke each stroked solo homers, and Stephen Fife earned his first career victory, as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the San Diego Padres, 2-1, Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Fife (1-0) was called upon to make a spot start for Chris Capuano, who's battling a left triceps cramp that forced him out of his last start. Fife did just enough to earn the win, striking out five and scattering five hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
Three LA relievers combined on 2 2/3 scoreless frames before Brandon League worked around a one-out walk in the ninth to notch his 12th save.
Yasiel Puig, ranked the Dodgers' top prospect by MLB.com, went 2-for-4 in his major league debut with Los Angeles, which had lost four of its last five coming into the game.
Chase Headley knocked in the lone San Diego run, while starter Eric Stults (4-5), who was a 2002 draft pick of the Dodgers, allowed two runs on six hits over seven frames to absorb the loss against his former club.
Puig was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga before the game to help the injury riddled Dodgers, as outfielder Carl Crawford joined center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
The 22-year-old Cuban defector made an immediate impact out of the leadoff hole, looping a single into shallow center field in the Dodgers' first turn at the plate.
Puig was erased from the basepaths when Nick Punto grounded into a double play, but Gonzalez followed with a towering fly ball over the right-field wall to make it 1-0.
Van Slyke, who was called on to start in left field for Crawford, made the most of the opportunity by launching a leadoff blast in the second to double LA's edge.
San Diego sliced the lead in half in the sixth when Alexi Amarista clubbed a one-out double before scoring on Headley's single to right to make it 2-1.
Peter Moylan then replaced Fife on the mound and served up a single to Jedd Gyorko, but got Chris Denorfia to ground into an inning-ending double play to escape the threat.
After LA's bullpen kept the Padres at bay from there, Puig put an exclamation point on his big league debut with a game-ending double play.
League issued a one-out walk in the ninth before getting Kyle Banks to fly out deep to right field. Puig made the catch on the warning track and then fired a strike to first base to double-up Denorfia.
Game Notes: Stults played four seasons with the Dodgers (2006-09) and went 8-10 with a 4.84 earned run average ... Puig is the first Dodger to have a multi-hit game in his MLB debut since catcher Russell Martin on May 5, 2006 ... LA had lost five straight home games to the Padres ... Fife was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the game.
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list Monday and recalled pitcher Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to start against the San Diego Padres.
Fife was summoned from the Isotopes to start Monday's opener of a three-game set against San Diego in place of Chris Capuano, who's battling a left triceps cramp that forced him out of last Wednesday's meeting with the Los Angeles Angels.
The 26-year-old Fife, who made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2012, started one game for Los Angeles this season and allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision on April 21 at Baltimore before heading to the DL with right shoulder bursitis.
Crawford, meanwhile, was batting .301 with nine steals, five home runs and 13 RBI in 51 games this season before straining his left hamstring on Saturday against Colorado.
Crawford doubled to left in the third inning, but grabbed for his hamstring as he coasted into second. He was promptly removed from the contest and hasn't played since, making the move to the DL retroactive to June 2.
(Sports Network) - Not much has gone right this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were expected to contend for a World Series title.
Instead, the Dodgers occupy the basement in the NL West and with a banged-up outfield they are expected to have top prospect Yasiel Puig in the starting lineup on Monday night for the opener of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.
Los Angeles is set to begin a 10-game homestand following a 1-4 road trip. Despite a payroll that tops $200 million, the Dodgers are last in the division with a 23-32 mark, 8 1/2 games out of first place.
Star outfielder Matt Kemp (strained right hamstring) is one of several key players sidelined with injury and fellow outfielder Carl Crawford could join him on the disabled list due to a nagging left hamstring ailment. That led to the Dodgers announcing on Sunday night their intentions to recall Puig from Double-A Chattanooga.
Puig, ranked the Dodgers' top prospect by MLB.com, was signed to a seven-year, $42 million deal last June. The Cuban defector is hitting .313 with eight homers, 37 RBI and 13 stolen bases through 40 minor league games this season and will look to provide a spark to the struggling club.
"You don't want to build him up to where it's impossible for him to live up to all the hype," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly cautioned on his team's website. "In my mind, he's still a young player, obviously with huge potential.
"There's still so much baseball, and I don't say that in a flippant way that these games don't matter. But you saw with the Angels and Mike Trout last year, he came up and things completely turned around with what he brought to the table. It's unfair to say that happens here, but he could make a big impact."
The Dodgers need something after Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Matt Magill was recalled from the minors earlier in the day to make a spot start in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was scratched because of a bruised left foot suffered last Tuesday. Magill, though, was pounded for seven runs -- six earned -- over six innings, yielding four homers and nine walks.
"You're not going to be able to walk that many people ... and have any success," Mattingly said. "(Magill) has to get that worked out."
He'll do so in the minors after getting optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque after the game to make room for Puig on the roster. He was forced to gut out his six innings on Sunday after the Dodgers had played through a pair of 10-inning games to begin the series.
The Dodgers may need to use a spot starter again tonight as Chris Capuano is battling a left triceps cramp that forced him out of last Wednesday's meeting with the Los Angeles Angels after 5 2/3 innings. The lefty took the loss, charged with three runs on six hits and four walks.
Right-hander Stephen Fife is likely to replace Capuano if he can't start. It would be the seventh start of Fife's career and second this season.
The 26-year-old made his season debut on April 21, getting a no-decision in Baltimore. Fife yielded four run over 4 2/3 innings while pitching with a sore shoulder that landed him on the DL.
Owner of a career 3.45 earned run average, Fife has never before faced the Padres, who turn to Eric Stults on Monday night with the left-hander coming off his best start of the season.
Stults, a former Dodger, lasted eight innings for the second time in three starts in Wednesday's no-decision versus Seattle. He struck out a career-high 12 batters and yielded one run on three hits.
"He's pitched some very good games for us ... but I don't know how you throw any better than that," Padres manager Bud Black said on his club's website. "That's impressive."
Stults remained at 4-4 through 11 starts this season to go along with a 3.86 ERA.
The 33-year-old, a 2002 draft pick by the Dodgers, has split a pair of starts against his former club this season. He did pick up a win at Los Angeles on April 15, yielding three runs over six innings.
The Padres won the first two games of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays, including a 17-inning contest on Friday, before losing Sunday's finale 7-4 in 11 innings.
The Blue Jays tagged Padres reliever Brad Boxberger for three runs in the 11th. Boxberger was the seventh pitcher used by San Diego in the game.
Most of San Diego's offense came off the bat of starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, who clubbed his first career home run with a three-run shot. However, the righty gave up four runs on six hits and three walks over five frames on the hill.
San Diego has won four of six versus the Dodgers this season, sweeping a three-game set in Los Angeles from April 15-17.
ANAHEIM -- The Dodgers' loss to the Angels on Wednesday looked small in comparison to the potential loss of center fielder Matt Kemp.
Kemp sustained a mild right hamstring strain in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Dodgers fell to the Angels, 4-3, as the Freeway Series shifted to Angel Stadium.
For the second straight season, Kemp is dealing with a hamstring issue in May. Last year, he missed more than two months with a strained left hamstring. But he believes this injury to his other leg is not as severe, though he did not offer a timetable for his return.
"It's not as bad as last year," said Kemp, who will undergo an MRI exam on Thursday and is considered day to day. "But when you feel it grab and it feels like that, you've got to take it easy and make sure you're careful with it because it can get worse."
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