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Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored during the Dodgers' 8-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
This is Puig's second four-hit game in his last four starts and continue to produce at a high rate for the Dodgers. He's currently batting .317 on the year with 12 home runs, 54 RBI and seven stolen bases and has recently been adjusting to center field where he could continue to play through most of the team's remaining games. The Cuban sensation has limited the antics this year and seems to have found his focus. That will certainly help him maintain his current level of performance.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender