Kershaw, Puig lead Dodgers to 8-0 win over Rockies

By Pat Graham

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, July 2 2013 11:17 p.m. MDT

He carried it over into July with a single in the first and a double off the right-field scoreboard in the third. After taking a called third strike, Puig sent a pitch from reliever Adam Ottavino over the fence in the deepest part of the park for his eighth homer this season.

Puig wasn't done there. He also made a running catch in foul territory, veering right for the seats before suddenly turning to avoid a collision. He then trotted into the dugout as if it were just another routine play.

"Exciting player. Big guy with a lot of athleticism," Weiss said before the game. "Brought a lot of excitement to that club."

The same can be said of Cuddyer, who failed to get a hit for the first time since May 27. His streak was the longest in the majors this season.

Cuddyer didn't reach base, either, bringing his streak of 46 straight games with a hit, walk or being plunked by a pitch to an end.

"I'm proud of (the streak)," Cuddyer said. "It's a long time, longer than I've ever gone."

His first order of business now that it's over?

"Definitely going to get a haircut," said Cuddyer, who also grew a scruffy beard.

Cuddyer couldn't even begin to fathom hitting in 56 straight like Joe DiMaggio.

"That's ridiculous," he said. "It's one of those records, for me, that's unattainable.

"You just enjoy the ride as long as you can."

NOTES: The Dodgers acquired former All-Star reliever Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Matt Guerrier. ... Colorado placed OF Dexter Fowler (bruised right hand) on the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to June 26. ... Backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba had two hits off Kershaw.

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