Rookie Puig lifts the Dodgers over the Phils

By Joe Resnick, Associated Press 6:27am, June 30, 2013 - Updated 7:42pm, June 30, 2013
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, left, appears to tag out Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig as he tried to steal second. Puig was called safe on the play and later scored. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Yasiel Puig ended his sensational first month in the major leagues with his first four-hit game, Stephen Fife scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Sunday.

Puig finished June with 44 hits, surpassing the 42 by Pittsburgh's Bob Elliott in September 1939 for the second-most in a player's first full calendar month in the major leagues. Joe DiMaggio had 48 in May 1936.

Puig also eclipsed the Los Angeles Dodgers' record for most hits in a month by a rookie, set by Steve Sax in August 1982. The Cuban-born right fielder got his first major league triple in the fifth inning and scored on Adrian Gonzalez's double for a 4-0 lead.


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