DODGERS DECK METS, EX­TEND HIS­TORIC SURGE

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YORK» Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreak­ing NEW home run in the sev­enth in­ning and the Dodgers went deep five times over­all Satur­day, ral­ly­ing to beat the Mets 7-4 and ex­tend their in­cred­i­ble surge.

Chris Tay­lor, Justin Turner, Corey Sea­ger and rookie Cody Bellinger also con­nected for the Dodgers, who are 43-7 since June 7. That’s the best 50-game run by a big-league team since the 1912 New York Giants com­piled the same record from May 14 to July 3.

SATUR­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Will­son Con­tr­eras home­red and drove in three runs, Alex Avila home­red for his first hit with the Cubs and Chicago beat the Na­tion­als 7-4 to even the series be­tween di­vi­sion lead­ers. … Zach Davies gave up one hit in seven in­nings and the Brew­ers re­mained a half game be­hind the NL Cen­tral-lead­ing Cubs with a 3-0 vic­tory over the Rays. … Wel­ing­ton Castillo hit a tiebreak­ing homer in the sev­enth in­ning, Adam Jones and Tim Beck­ham also hit solo shots, and the Ori­oles beat the Tigers 5-2. … An­drew Ben­in­tendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two-run homers, and Drew Pomer­anz won a ca­reer-best fifth straight de­ci­sion to help the Red Sox beat the White Sox 4-1. … Brett Gard­ner and Ron­ald Tor­reyes made sen­sa­tional de­fen­sive plays in the ninth in­ning to save Aroldis Chap­man from an­other late-in­ning melt­down at Pro­gres­sive Field, and the Yan­kees held on to beat the In­di­ans 2-1. … Rookie Dinel­son Lamet al­lowed just one hit in 5M in­nings, Wil My­ers broke out of a slump with a home run and three RBIS and the Padres de­feated the Pi­rates 5-2. … Mike Foltzynewicz had a ca­reer-high 11 strike­outs, Fred­die Free­man hit a three­run homer and the Braves beat the Mar­lins 7-2. … Paul Dejong hit a two-run homer and Lance Lynn got past Joey Votto’s first-in­ning home run to win his fourth straight start as the Car­di­nals eased past the Reds 4-1. … Cole Hamels threw the 16th com­plete game of his ca­reer — his first in nearly two years — and turned in his most ef­fi­cient start of the sea­son to lead the Rangers past the Twins 4-1. … Ryan Goins hit a tiebreak­ing RBI sin­gle in the 10th in­ning, and the Blue Jays ral­lied for a 4-3 win over the Astros .…The Roy­als-mariners game was post­poned be­cause of rain and resched­uled as part of a Sun­day dou­ble­header. The teams split the first two games of their four-game series.

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