Cody Bellinger records a triple in the 7th inning to complete the cycle, becoming the first rookie in Dodgers history to hit for the cycle
Bellinger, who needed the triple after his first three at-bats, lined a ball past Giancarlo Stanton to the right-center gap to lead off the seventh and raced around second without hesitation. The 22-year-old's cycle is the 10th in franchise history and first since Orlando Hudson achieved the feat on April 13, 2009.
A night after hitting a ninth-inning go-ahead homer, Yasiel Puig took exception to a Jose Urena first-pitch fastball that ran high and tight on him in the second. The two stared each other down, as the benches cleared but no warnings were issued.
Rookie cookin': Bellinger's stellar campaign continued in a big way. He singled in the first, launched a two-run dinger in the third, roped an RBI double in the fourth and scored after tripling in the seventh. He became just the third Los Angeles Dodger to hit for the cycle. The slugger's 26 homers are also tied for the NL lead and are the most in the Majors since his April 25 callup. Only three cycles have been hit by the Dodgers since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958: Wes Parker on May 7, '70, Hudson on April 13, 2009, and now Bellinger against the Marlins.
Dodgers: Left-hander Rich Hill takes the mound for the Dodgers as they close out the series in Miami with a 10:10 a.m. PT Sunday start. He has gone seven innings in each of his last three starts, giving up just four runs over 21 innings while striking out 27.
Marlins: The Marlins haven't announced a starter for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers at 1:10 p.m. ET, but all signs point to right-hander Tom Koehler (1-4, 8.00 ERA) moving up to make the start in place of the injured Edinson Volquez.
Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Marlins on Saturday.
Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Dodgers on Saturday.
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