The legend of Yasiel Puig continues to grow.
Yasiel Puig just hit his first career walk-off home run. It's Puig's 1st go-ahead home run after the 1st inning.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 28, 2013
The home run off Curtis Partch gave the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Reds and extends the squad's lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West.
This loss for Cincinnati ruined a very strong start by Tony Cingrani, who went seven innings while giving up only one hit and one walk to go with 11 strikeouts. Combined with relievers Manny Parra, Sam LeCure and Partch, the Dodgers struck out 20 times on the day.
Unfortunately, that did not seem to matter because the Reds offense could not generate anything against Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles bullpen.
Finally, Puig ended the pitcher's duel with a no-doubt shot over the left-field wall. The team's official Twitter account posted this video of the celebration:
The 22-year-old player's home run was his 10th of the year to go with a .372 batting average. He has taken the league by storm and was close to being selected to the All-Star Game after only one month in the major leagues.
The Cuban defector continues to dominate opposing pitching and showcase a great deal of ability in the field and on the bases. His latest performance against the Reds is just one more example of what makes him one of the bright young stars in the sport.
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