UPDATE (July 20, 9:35 p.m.): Hanley Ramirez says he won’t need a second X-ray and intends to play Monday, according to J.P. Hoornstra:

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered Sunday’s game with the St. Louis Cardinals having lost two consecutive games and struggling to find any semblance of an offense.

Andre Ethier helped the Dodgers strike first with a one-out triple off the right field fence in the second inning. After Scott Van Slyke struck out, Juan Uribe gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead on his two-out bloop single to right field.

The Cardinals and Dodgers would exchange runs, with the Dodgers taking the lead in the ninth and coming away with a 4-3 win. However, it may have come at a cost as Hanley Ramirez was twice hit by a pitch.

The first was a Carlos Martinez fastball that hit the back of his left shoulder in the fourth inning. Ramirez needed a few minutes to regather himself and was able to remain in the game.

He then came up in the ninth with the go-ahead runner on second and was hit on his left wrist area by a Trevor Rosenthal 99 MPH fastball. Ramirez was in immediate pain and was unable to remain in the game.

However, he received some positive news following an X-ray, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News Group:

Ramirez joins Yasiel Puig in Dodgers who are dealing with ailing left wrists. Puig initially managed to remain in the game before being pinch-hit for in the eighth inning of Saturday’s loss.

Like Ramirez, Puig is also scheduled to undergo another X-ray as the team’s road trip takes them to Pittsburgh for three games. Ramirez finished 0-for-1 with a run scored.
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