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By Jon Weisman

In his first game after missing 39, after striking out in his first two at-bats, Yasiel Puig broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh by following a Chris Heisey double with one of his own.

Then, Puig raced home even after St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong knocked down Justin Turner’s single on the infield dirt behind second base.

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That plus Clayton Kershaw’s sterling eight innings and a perfect ninth from Kenley Jansen equaled Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0.

Lance Lynn vs. Zack Greinke at 5 p.m. Sunday.