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Puig slams Gearrin to help Dodgers beat Braves

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rookie Yasiel Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Atlanta 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game winning streak.

Clinging to a 1-0 lead, the Dodgers loaded the bases in the eighth after Cory Gearrin gave up one-out singles to Skip Schumaker and Luis Cruz, and then walked pinch hitter Hanley Ramirez.

That set the stage for Puig, who had fans on their feet and clapping in expectation of more exploits from the 22-year-old Cuban defector. He was 5-for-8 with two homers and five RBIs in his first two games this week before going 0-for-4 on Wednesday.

Puig homered on the first pitch into the right-field pavilion, extending the Dodgers' lead to 5-0. He took his fourth curtain call of the week from the top of the dugout steps, raising both arms to acknowledge the cheers.

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