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Grandal has left hand bruise, X-rays negative

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LOS ANGELES -- Catcher Yasmani Grandal exited in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Royals on Saturday with a left hand contusion.

Backup catcher Austin Barnes replaced Grandal, who went back to the Dodgers' clubhouse for X-rays. The results came back negative, according to manager Dave Roberts.

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LOS ANGELES -- Catcher Yasmani Grandal exited in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Royals on Saturday with a left hand contusion.

Backup catcher Austin Barnes replaced Grandal, who went back to the Dodgers' clubhouse for X-rays. The results came back negative, according to manager Dave Roberts.

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"It was a ball [thrown by starter Brandon McCarthy in the third inning] when Ian Kennedy was hitting," Roberts said. "It was a two-seamer that ran in and kind of got [Grandal's] thumb. As the game progressed it got a little bit worse."

The Dodgers plan to give Grandal a day off on Sunday. Barnes will start, but Roberts said Grandal will be available if needed for the series finale at 1:10 p.m. PT.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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