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08/21/2013 11:13 am ET

Yasiel Puig Benched, Hits Home Run To Lead Dodgers Past Marlins (VIDEO)

Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig was kept out of the lineup on Tuesday against the Marlins and fined for showing up late to Marlins Park. That didn't matter. The Cuban defector came off the bench late in the game and broke out of his brief slump with a go-ahead home run.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly put Puig in to lead off the eighth inning with the score tied at four. The 22-year-old smacked the first pitch he saw from Miami's Dan Jennings over the center field wall to give the Dodgers the lead.

"I don't feel pressure," Puig said after the Dodgers' victory, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. "I always give my best. I know the pitcher tries to throw his best, but I don't feel pressure. I don't feel pressure from the fans in L.A., and it's a bigger stadium and there's more of them. If I don't feel pressure in L.A., I don't feel it here."

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