"I've been working really hard so things can turn out the way I have prepared them," Puig said. "I give thanks to God and I give a lot of credit to my teammates and coaches for how things have turned out. I'm working really hard, and I feel really comfortable at the plate."
Overall, Puig ranks among the league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and batting average with runners in scoring position. On Friday night, the right fielder went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double.
"I'm trying to get hits and put a swing at good pitches," Puig said. "I wasn't worried hitting for the cycle [Friday] or anything like that."
Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.