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Dodgers activate Yasiel Puig from the disabled list

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Ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 10-day disabled list. He’s in the starting lineup, batting seventh against D-Backs starter Patrick Corbin.

Puig, 27, hasn’t played since late April due to hip and foot injuries. He’s had a sluggish start, batting .193/.250/.250 in 96 trips to the plate.

The corner outfield had been handled mostly by Alex Verdugo and Matt Kemp with Tim Locastro and Joc Pederson manning center field. Kemp is in left field and Enrique Hernandez is in center Wednesday night.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.