All-Star’s ERA has risen from 1.98 to 2.94

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasiel Puig has never missed the postseason since making his major league debut in 2013 Mallex Smith Jersey , and he doesn’t plan on ending that run.Puig homered three times and had a career-high seven RBIs, giving him five homers in two games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed St. Louis 17-4 Saturday and moved into first place in the National League West.The Dodgers moved a half-game ahead of Colorado in the division following the Rockies’ 3-0 loss to San Francisco.The Cardinals are a half-game behind Colorado in the race for the second National League wild card.“We want to be back in the playoffs, like every year.” Puig said. “We need to play like a team, like family, hard every day, every pitch, in every situation.”Puig hit a solo homer in the fourth off John Gant (7-6) and three-run drives in the fifth against Mike Mayers and in the seventh versus Luke Weaver. Puig raised his season total to 21 homers with the first three-homer game of his major league career. He became the fourth Dodgers hitter since 2000 with consecutive multihomer games after Cody Bellinger, Adrian Beltre, and Shawn Green.“He’s focused, and he understands the importance of every pitch,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “For him to be as productive, have that day, get us on the board http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-blake-snell-jersey , have some space with the score, we needed every bit of it today. Guys fed off of his energy.”Bellinger hit a three-run homer in the ninth off Luke Weaver and had a career-high six RBIs. The defending NL champions have won four consecutive games and nine of their last 14.“Once you see him do it, you’re like, oh, I can do this,” Bellinger said of Puig. “I think that’s just for everybody. That’s why it’s so contagious. We’ve got a good thing going and we’re going to try and keep it going.Rich Hill (9-5) allowed four runs, two hits and four walks in five innings, improving to 3-1 in seven starts against the Cardinals.St. Louis has lost four straight games for the third time this season and has dropped eight of its last 13 games.Gant allowed three runs, six hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.“You can’t walk those guys,” Gant said. “You’ve just got to come out and bear down harder than that.”Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his 11th for Los Angeles and 35th this year overall. The Dodgers have homered in 23 consecutive games, the longest streak in the major leagues this season and one shy of the franchise record set in 1953.Patrick Wisdom put St. Louis ahead 4-3 in the fourth with his first big league grand slam. Bellinger hit a two-run single off Tyler Webb in the fifth.“Hopefully they got all their hits out today,” Wisdom said. “I think everyone’s flushed what happened today, and we’re moving on.”WELCOME BACKDodgers youngster Julio Urias pitched a perfect ninth inning in his first big league appearance since early in the 2017 season. The 22-year-old left-hander missed over a year following surgery on his left shoulder. Urias struck out one and threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: RHP John Axford (broken right fibula) allowed one run and one hit in two-thirds of an inning Friday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga Rob Refsnyder Jersey , which completed a three-game sweep of Visalia to win the California League title. LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder strain) pitched a scoreless inning for the Quakes. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said both will be activated from the DL on Monday.UP NEXTRHP Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70) starts for St. Louis in the Sunday night finale of the four-game series, and RHP Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61) opens for the Dodgers. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:MORE THAN A RENTALChris Archer makes his first start for the Pirates in what the team hopes could be the beginning of a long and productive stint in Pittsburgh. The Pirates acquired Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Pittsburgh also got closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers and drew praise around baseball for acquiring players who will remain under team control for years. Archer has options in his contract that could keep him in Pittsburgh through 2021. Kela won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season.The 29-year-old Archer, a former All-Star, hopes to help the Pirates earn a playoff spot. He made the postseason once in seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. Pittsburgh got back into contention with an 11-game winning streak last month.EMPTY HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGETropicana Field is known as a tough place to play – not necessarily because of the Tampa Bay Rays, but because of the quiet, sterile atmosphere and the odd catwalks that sometimes catch balls in play. Tampa Bay ranks 29th among the 30 teams in average attendance, drawing 14,851 per game.Lately, though, the Rays have done their part. Tampa Bay is 20-4 at the Trop since June 11, the best home record in the majors during that span, and can improve on that mark by winning the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The Rays have increasingly turned to “bullpen days” during their surge – using a reliever as the ”opener” to work an inning or two and then turning to a long reliever. That’s what they’ll do on Friday http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-miller-jersey , too, with Ryne Stanek scheduled to start against Chicago’s Lucas Giolito.STRUGGLING SEVERINOThe Yankees hope their ace will get back on track amid turmoil at the bottom of their starting rotation. Luis Severino has allowed 17 earned runs over 19 1/3 innings in his last four starts, and the All-Star’s ERA has risen from 1.98 to 2.94 during that span. His most recent outing was the worst of the bunch as he allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to Kansas City. He takes the mound Friday against the rival Boston Red Sox and Rick Porcello (13-4, 4.03).BRYCE BASHESThe Washington Nationals are scoring runs in bunches, and Bryce Harper is a big reason why. Harper is 7 for 13 over his past four games with a homer and five RBIs, and the Nats followed up their 25-4 romp over the Mets by scoring 15 runs in winning their next two games. Having Adam Eaton and Daniel Murphy healthy enough to play every day has made a difference, along with the emergence of rookie Juan Soto, who’s been hitting behind Harper after Washington struggled to protect him through much of the first half.”When your seven-hole hitter is Daniel Murphy, you’ve got a chance,” Harper said after Wednesday’s game. ”It’s a special lineup.”—

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