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Madison Bumgarner exits D-backs’ loss with groin injury


Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner left Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after four innings because of a left adductor spasm.

There was no update on Bumgarner’s status during the game until manager Torey Lovullo confirmed the pitcher’s injury afterward. Bumgarner threw 80 pitches over four innings and was not particularly sharp, giving up two runs on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

After facing four batters in the fourth inning, Bumgarner could be seen talking to members of the coaching staff in the dugout. Left-hander Caleb Smith replaced him in the fifth inning and he was given as many pitches as he needed to warm up.

The Dodgers got a run off Bumgarner in the second inning on a home run from Will Smith and one in the third inning on an RBI single from Albert Pujols. The Dodgers officially signed Pujols Monday after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month.

The Dodgers held on for a 3-1 victory.

Bumgarner, 31, entered Monday’s outing off one of the best five-start runs of his career. He was 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 35 strikeouts over those five starts and 30 innings. He entered Monday’s start 4-2 this season with a 4.12 ERA.

–Field Level Media



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