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Dodgers News: Brusdar Graterol Exits With Injury on Thursday Night

The last thing the Dodgers needed was another injury to a key arm in the bullpen, but that’s exactly where LA found themselves in the eighth inning of a 5-2 game against the Cubs on Thursday night. After inducing a groundout against Yan Gomes for the first out, flame-thrower Brusdar Graterol appeared to pull something on his right side.

Graterol exited the game with right side soreness, and Phil Bickford came in and logged the final two outs of the inning to send the Cubs down in order. 

That wasn’t the only drama on the night either. Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel entered the game in the ninth and after recorded two strikeouts, gave up a single to Ian Happ and a double to Seiya Suzuki to cut LA’s lead to two runs.

After a wild pitch and issuing a walk to Patrick Wisdom, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts brought in Alex Vesia to get the final out. After Cubs outfielder worked the count full, Vesia fired a 94 MPH fastball to record the strikeout and end the game.

The Dodgers scored all five of their runs with the long ball, including a pair of solo shots from the red-hot Mookie Betts. Justin Turner and Gavin Lux also went yard and the Dodgers collected their fourth-consecutive win at Dodger Stadium.

Starter Tony Gonsolin earned his eleventh win of the season and gave up just two earned runs in seven innings of work to continue his All-Star Game campaign.

Tyler Anderson is set to take the mound tomorrow night. First pitch is set for 7:10PM PT.

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