The Los Angeles Dodgers were locked in another tight game Sunday with the Miami Marlins and wound up with a loss that may prove more costly than simply affecting their record.

After falling behind early in the game and playing through a seesaw battle, Andre Ethier tied the game in the ninth with a sinking line drive that got past the diving Giancarlo Stanton, allowing Chone Figgins to score from first. Jamey Wright took the mound in the bottom of the ninth for his second inning of work and gave up the game-winning double to Jeff Baker with two outs.

Yasiel Puig had a read on the ball but was unable to come up with it on a leaping attempt. Puig crashed hard into the right field fence and needed to be attended to by trainer Stan Conte; Puig was able to walk off the field under his own power. After the game, manager Don Mattingly told the media Puig pointed to multiple body parts that were bothering him, including his head.

While Puig’s head may be in pain, Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reports a concussion test came back negative:

According to Gurnick, Puig is considered day-to-day:

The Dodgers now travel to the nation’s capital to begin a three-game set with the Nationals Monday. Should Puig miss any games, it would be the second time this season he’s been out with an injury. The risk of injury is another reminder of the good fortune the Dodgers have by carrying a surplus of outfielders. Carl Crawford has been mired in a slump recently, but came up with a key hit on Saturday and again Sunday.

After the series with the Nationals, the Dodgers return home for a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants, followed by three games with the Marlins. The team’s next scheduled day off is May 15.
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