The Dodgers were looking to take one more game in Denver on Sunday before heading back to Los Angeles. Seeking the series sweep, they sent out David Price to pitch and get as deep into the game as he could.
Unfortunately, the Dodgers won’t walk away from this series completely healthy. They already lost Mookie Betts to a hip injury on Saturday night late in the game, and they had another guy come out of the game on Sunday.
Gavin Lux grounded a ball to the right side in the top of the 9th inning, But the Dodgers shortstop barely made it out of the box before grabbing the back of his leg and hobbling towards first base. The training staff came out onto the field and walked him back into the third-base dugout.
The Dodgers moved Max Muncy over to second base and Chris Taylor slid over to shortstop as a result. Albert Pujols came into the game to hit in the 9th and he moved over to first base. All of this because of Lux having to exit the game.
The hope at this point is that Lux is only suffering from a cramp. Playing in Denver can be very physically demanding and the Dodgers have had to deal with cramping in the past. The good news is that Mookie is set to return to the lineup on Monday, so hopefully Lux has the same luck.