Watch Yasiel Puig's clutch 11th-inning throw catch Brandon Belt at home
Puig throws out Belt at home in 11th
Yasiel Puig's got it all: the swing, the glove, the speed, the power and, as he showed Monday, the arm. Puig and the Dodgers were hosting the Giants/celebrating Tommy Lasorda's birthday in Los Angeles for a matchup that turned out to be an entertaining pitchers' duel.
Jake Peavy allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings for the Giants, while Dan Haren gave up two runs on a lone hit through his seven frames. By the top of the 11th, the teams were still knotted up at 2.
Then, for the third consecutive inning, the Giants threatened with multiple baserunners. First baseman Brandon Belt was on second when shortstop Brandon Crawford singled to center field.
But Puig and his stellar arm were lying in wait.
That laser beat him by two steps, and Drew Butera held on for the tag. It turned out to be for naught, though, as the Giants scored three runs in the 13th and held on to win 5-2.