Puig powers Dodgers to win in battle for NL West

The clash for first place in the MLB West National League is on after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2.

On Friday, the Dodgers opened their weekend series in Colorado with a victory thanks to Yasiel Puig.

The two teams are struggling as the Dodgers now sit half a game back thanks to Puig's bat, who hit the longest home run of the season in the second inning and followed with a producing single. on the fifth.

That culminated in the Dodgers' touchdown at night, but it was all they needed, with the help of Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo, who also scored for Los Angeles.

OHTANI IS HOT, SNELLS STOPS ORIOLS

It seems that nothing can stop Shohei Ohtani at this time, not even a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The Japanese sensation followed a two-homer night with a three-run homer to push the Los Angeles Angels to beat the White Sox 5-2.

It was his fourth homer in three games since he suffered new damage to his UCL. Ohtani has now counted 19 homers, the most Japanese rookies since Kenji Johjima of Seattle in 2006.

Tampa Rays starter Blake Snell could not be stopped in most of his outing against the Baltimore Orioles, who were humiliated 14- 2. After striking out nine, Snell's only setback came from a two-run home run by Joey Rickard of Baltimore. Snell was replaced in favor of Jaime Schultz, but finally he was awarded the victory. Snell's record moved to 18-5 for the season with a 2.06 ERA, the third best in MLB and the second best in the American League behind Chris Sale.

INCIATE EXPULSED IN BRAVES LOSS

Ender Inciarte did no favors when he fought with the referee at the beginning of the game two of four from the desert. The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3. Inciarte's temper flared up when he took the plate. After discussing balls and blows with the referee, Inciarte was expelled.

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