The Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-0 on Saturday, and set a new franchise record with their 13th straight road victory. But outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a left thumb contusion, manager Don Mattingly told reporters after the game.
Puig after the game said he was hurt somewhere between his thumb and forefinger, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. Puig missed 10 games in April on the disabled list while with Double-A Chattanooga with a thumb injury, but he told reporters this injury wasn't as bad, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Puig made a diving catch in the seventh inning to rob Starlin Castro of a hit, but had his glove hand hit the ground awkwardly. Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness captured the moment:
After getting briefly examined by team trainers Puig remained in the game in the seventh inning, but was removed before the top of the eighth inning.
Puig was 2-for-3 with a pair of infield singles and a walk on Saturday and has reached base via hit or walk in 11 of his last 12 games, hitting .400/.518/.667 with three home runs and three doubles during that span.
Since making his major league debut on June 3, Puig has played in 53 of 54 games, including 50 starts.