Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda leaves start with right hip strain

May 30, 2018
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, center, talks to starting pitcher Kenta Maeda during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. Relief pitcher Scott Alexander replaced Maeda in the second inning. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda left a start Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning with a right hip strain.

Maeda was twice visited by a Los Angeles trainer, including after he struck out Jake Arrieta for the second out of the second inning. Left-hander Scott Alexander then replaced Maeda and allowed a two-run single to Odubel Herrera that made it 3-0 Philadelphia.

Maeda allowed a home run to Nick Williams and a double to Jorge Alfaro before leaving.

The Dodgers’ rotation has dealt with a number of injuries. Clayton Kershaw (left biceps tendonitis), Rich Hill (left middle finger blister) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) all are on the disabled list, with Kershaw expected to return Thursday

Phillies infielder Pedro Florimon also left Tuesday’s game after he fouled a ball off his right foot in the first inning.


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