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Puig's showboat 3-run HR steams the Dodgers power past the Mets 8-2. LA wins their 6th straight.

Updated on June 22, 2017

The Mets got off to a good start. Curtis Granderson leadoff the game with a solo HR. It was his 8th of the season as essentially a spot starter/part-time player.

Dodgers tied it in the 3rd inning when Hill hit a sacrifice fly to center, Pederson scored.

In the top of the 4th, Mets had the bases loaded and Rich Hill struck out his opposing pitcher Tyler Pill to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 4th back-to-back doubles produced the Dodgers 2nd run making it 2-1 LA. Still in the 4th Puig's 3-run HR, his 13th make it a 5-1 game.

Grande hit a solo HR for the Dodgers in the 8th as they go on to roll over the free falling Mets 8-2.

The baseball been flying out of Dodger stadium. In the first game of the series on Monday. Both teams collectively hit 8 HRs. In last night's 12-0 blowout the Dodgers hit 5 HRs. 3 of those 5 were hit by Cody Seager.

In the pitching duel of the journeyman starters. 37-year old Rich Hill (3-3) got the better of the Mets 27-year old Rookie Tyler Pill who lasted six innings, but allowed five runs on five hits, two of which were HRs. Pill remains winless at 0-3

Mets (31-40) are currently in 4th place. They trail the Nationals by 11.5 games.

The Dodgers (47-26) have won 6th straight games and now are in 1st place in the NL West, 1/2 game up on the Rockies.

The series finale is Thursday evening when Steven Matz faces Hyun-Jin Ryu. Mets simply seeking to avoid being swept while the Dodgers hope to extend their winning streak to 7 games.




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