OAKLAND -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left Tuesday night's game against the Athletics with tightness in his right hamstring, and will undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday.
Puig beat out an infield single to the hole at shortstop in the eighth inning, but as he reached first base he immediately pulled up and began limping. After conferring with team trainer Stan Conte, Puig left the game in favor of pinch runner Carl Crawford.
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"We'll see where it is," manager Don Mattingly said. "We'd be just guessing at this point."
Puig helped keep alive a rally in the eighth that ultimately produced three runs, thanks to an A.J. Ellis home run. But that 4-1 Dodgers lead was short lived, as the A's tied the game in the eighth inning then scored in the 10th to take the series opener.
Earlier in the season Puig missed 39 games on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Now the other leg is bothering him.
Puig: "It's been a tough year. After I recovered from the (hamstring) injury I had the blister, and now that I'm getting my timing back ...— Jorge L. Ortiz (@jorgelortiz) August 19, 2015
... this happens. But that's life. We're putting it all on the line in the field.''— Jorge L. Ortiz (@jorgelortiz) August 19, 2015
Puig extended his hitting streak to five games on Tuesday night, and in his last nine games is hitting .310/.355/.586.
The Dodgers are back at it early on Wednesday, with Alex Wood on the mound in the 12:35 p.m. PT getaway day start. Jesse Chavez starts the series finale for the A's.