A day after sitting out with a stomach virus, Yasiel Puig started and hit seventh for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

It was the lowest spot Puig has hit as a starter since making his debut 15 months ago.

"Yas is probably hitting where he should be hitting right now," Don Mattingly said. "I think it's a place where you're not putting extra pressure on him."

The Cuban outfielder has eight hits in his last 65 plate appearances.

Puig has batted mostly second or third this season, hitting .308 in 295 at-bats in the No. 2 spot and .289 in 121 at-bats in the No. 3 hole.