Dodgers' Puig sparks key rallies

Rising Cuban continues torrid spring pace with 3-for-3 outing

By Staff | March 23, 2013 9:26 PM ET

Night Games

Dodgers 10, White Sox 4 Box »

When Yasiel Puig arrived stateside and dominated the lower Minor Leagues in a 23-game stint last summer, it wasn't a huge surprise. With his performance this spring, though, the 22-year-old Cuban defector is generating plenty more buzz. Puig went 3-for-3 at the plate Saturday night as the Dodgers rolled over the White Sox, 10-4. The team's top prospect has hits in seven straight games, during which time he's batting .789, and overall he's hitting .547 in 24 spring games. Puig laced a double to left-center field as a pinch-hitter to spark a three-run rally in the fifth inning. In the seventh, Puig led off the inning with a broken bat single, and later added a groundball single to left as the Dodgers blew the game open with a six-run inning.

Yasiel Puig (LAD No. 1): 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B
Alex Castellanos (LAD No. 18): 0-for-1, 1 K

Rockies 10, Padres 4 Box »

Nolan Arenado (COL No. 2): 1-for-2
Charlie Culberson (COL No. 14): 1-for-1
Cory Spangenberg (SD No. 10): 1-for-1

Early-Afternoon Games

Braves (ss) 3, Astros 2 Box »

What better way to stake his claim to the fifth spot in Atlanta's rotation than pitching six no-hit, scoreless innings on Saturday? That's just what the victorious Teheran did. The right-hander has spent the bulk of the past two seasons at Triple-A Gwinnett but appears primed to finally take hold in the Majors.

Julio Teheran (ATL No. 1): 6 IP, 3 BB, 10 K, W
Joe Terdoslavich (ATL No. 15): 0-for-3, K
Evan Gattis (ATL No. 16): 1-for-3, solo HR

Braves (ss) 10, Blue Jays 5 Box »

Sean Gilmartin (ATL No. 5): 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 3 HR
Todd Cunningham (ATL No. 9): 0-for-2, 2 K
Edward Salcedo (ATL No. 17): 2-for-2, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI

Twins 6, Rays 4 Box »

Aaron Hicks (MIN No. 6): 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB, E

Tigers 10, Yankees 6 Box »

Bruce Rondon (DET No. 2): 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HR

Phillies 13, Orioles 4 Box »

Phillippe Aumont (PHI No. 12): 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Marlins 6, Cardinals 5 Box »

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA No. 6): 1-for-5
Oscar Taveras (STL No. 1): 1-for-4, BB, E
Trevor Rosenthal (STL No. 4): 1 IP, 2 K
Kolten Wong (STL No. 5): 0-for-2, K, R
Matt Adams (STL No. 8): 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Mets 3, Nationals 1 Box »

Travis d'Arnaud (NYM No. 1): 1-for-1, RBI
Jeurys Familia (NYM No. 5): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Rafael Montero (NYM No. 8): 4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Pirates 5, Red Sox 3 Box »

Xander Bogaerts (BOS No. 1): 0-for-1, K
Jose Iglesias (BOS No. 6): 1-for-3, RBI, K
Blake Swihart (BOS No. 9): 0-for-1

Late-Afternoon Games

Indians 10, Mariners 5 Box »

After going nearly two weeks without a hit in Cactus League action, Francisco Lindor broke out with a 3-for-5 showing Saturday in Cleveland's 10-5 win over the Mariners. Lindor singled and scored as the Indians took command with a five-run sixth inning, then legged out a triple in the top of the ninth inning. The Indians' top prospect had been just 3-for-14 in big league camp entering Saturday. Tyler Naquin added a pair of RBIs and Jose Ramirez was 2-for-5 at the plate.

Francisco Lindor (CLE No. 1): 3-for-5, 3B, R
•: Ronny Rodriguez (CLE No. 4): 0-for-1
Tyler Naquin (CLE No. 6): 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Tony Wolters (CLE No. 7): 1-for-2
Jose Ramirez (CLE No. 9): 2-for-5, RBI, R
Chris McGuiness (CLE No. 14): 0-for-2
Brad Miller (SEA No. 8): 1-for-4, K

Rangers 6, Reds 2 Box »

Jurickson Profar (TEX No. 1): 2-for-2, R, CS
Leury Garcia (TEX No. 19): 0-for-4, K

Angels (ss) 5, Brewers 1 Box »

C.J. Cron (LAA No. 3): 0-for-1
Taylor Lindsey (LAA No. 4): 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI
Luis Jimenez (LAA No. 6): 0-for-1
Randal Grichuk (LAA No. 7): 0-for-0
Logan Schafer (MIL No. 12): 0-for-3
Tyrone Taylor (MIL No. 15): 0-for-1
Khris Davis (MIL No. 16): 0-for-2, BB, SB
Caleb Gindl (MIL No. 18): 1-for-3, K, SB

Cubs 7, Angels (ss) 6 Box »

Kaleb Cowart (LAA No. 1): 0-for-2, K
Nick Maronde (LAA No. 2): 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR,
Kole Calhoun (LAA No. 5): 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, K
Alex Yarbrough (LAA No. 18): 0-for-1

Royals 11, D-backs 10 Box »

David Lough (KC No. 20): 0-for-2
Didi Gregorious (ARI No. 3): 2-for-4, BB, K
Matt Davidson (ARI No. 4): 0-for-1
A.J. Pollock (ARI No. 8): 1-for-4, 1 K

Athletics 12, Giants 5 Box »

Joe Panik (SF No. 4): 1-for-1, R

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