Yasiel Puig returns to Dodgers lineup

Baseball null null Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the lineup Saturday after being sidelined since Aug. 27 with a hamstring injury.Puig, who appeared in just 77 games this season before the injury, will look to extend his hitting streak to 11 games as the Dodgers take on the Padres with two games left before the postseason. MORE: Get to know the Los Angeles Dodgers | Yasiel Puig's career in photosWith a Mets loss earlier in th

e day, the Dodgers are a full-game ahead for the right to home field in the NLDS, which begins Oct. 9.  Puig, who has missed the previous 34 games, is batting .256/.324/.440 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs. Puig was 3 for 12 with an RBI and eight strikeouts last postseason, but provides a premium defensive arm in the outfield.


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