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Dizzy Dozier exits; Axford has cracked fibula

August 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The rough news of another late-inning defeat Monday got even worse for the Dodgers, who revealed issues to both second baseman James Dozier and reliever John Axford.Dozier left Monday's game against the Giants in the late innings because of dizziness and manager Dave Roberts said an EKG

LOS ANGELES -- The rough news of another late-inning defeat Monday got even worse for the Dodgers, who revealed issues to both second baseman James Dozier and reliever John Axford.
Dozier left Monday's game against the Giants in the late innings because of dizziness and manager Dave Roberts said an EKG test to detect cardiac rhythms revealed "abnormalities." Dozier will undergo more testing.
"That's the extent of it right now," Roberts said.
Axford has a break in the tip of his fibula after getting hit with a comebacker Sunday at Colorado and could be out of action for three weeks. He is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
The Dodgers lost their fourth consecutive game Monday, 5-2, with their opponents scoring the go-ahead runs in their last at-bat during the last three defeats. A different reliever took the loss in all four games.
"It'll turn," Roberts said. "It's been a tough four games, but we have to keep getting leads and putting teams away."
Dozier's EKG test comes days after closer Kenley Jansen was placed on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat.

Doug Padilla is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles.