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Redding Hurts Lower Back In Dodgers Loss In Tucson

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Today's ceremonial first pitch at Tucson, by Dallas Green, Jr. (<a href="http://plixi.com/p/86815263" target="new">Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers</a>)
Today's ceremonial first pitch at Tucson, by Dallas Green, Jr. (Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers)

The Dodgers lost to the Diamondbacks today in Tucson, 6-3, at Kino Veterans Stadium. The game was going well enough for Tim Redding, who allowed three hits in three scoreless innings, but then the fourth inning started. An infield single by Chris Young was followed by a home run by Juan Miranda and another single by Cody Ransom. Then, Redding left the game with a lower back injury.

There is no truth to the rumor that Redding's back injury was related to his fingers hurting earlier:

Redding did head back to Phoenix to get his back further examined, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. John Ely will try to bust through that wide-open door to fifth starterdom tonight.

Redding was followed by Rubby De La Rosa, who pitched three scoreless innings in his own right before allowing three runs of his own in his fourth inning of work.

Hector Gimenez threw out Justin Upton trying to steal second base in the sixth inning, the first caught stealing for Gimenez this spring.

The Dodgers play Seattle in Peoria tonight. A separate game thread will follow.

Today's Box Score