The win also knocks the Cardinals out of the final NL Wild Card playoff spot, as the Rockies take over that role despite their loss. Puig drove in a career-high seven runs just one day after he went deep twice in Friday night's 3-0 win at Busch Stadium. The slugger went deep for a solo shot off of John Gant in the fourth, before adding three-run shots in the fifth and seventh against Mike Mayers and Luke Weaver respectively.
Cody Bellinger also went deep for a three-run shot off of Weaver in the ninth, as he also set a career-high with six runs driven in. That helped the Dodgers to their fourth consecutive victory, and ninth in the past 14 games, as they continue to capitalize on the struggles of both the Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have both been in first place in the past month.
Puig's big couple days gives him 21 long balls on the season, as he became the fourth Dodgers player since the year 2000 to have multi-home run games on consecutive days. He joins Bellinger, Adrian Beltre, and Shawn Green on that list.
Rich Hill earned his ninth win for Los Angeles, allowing four runs on two hits and four walks over five innings. The main blemish on his outing was Patrick Wisdom's grand slam in the fourth inning, which gave the Cardinals the lead at the time. The Dodgers would not trail for long, helping Hill to improve to 3-1 over his past seven starts against St. Louis.
These two teams will do battle one more time on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.