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Didi Gregorius leaves game against Dodgers after taking a Clayton Kershaw fastball to the shoulder


LOS ANGELES — Didi Gregorius left Sunday night’s game with the Dodgers in the top of the third inning after being hit in the shoulder with a pitch earlier in the game. Gregorus was hit in the back of his right shoulder by an 89-mph Clayton Kershaw fastball in the first inning.

The team announced he left the game with a right shoulder contusion. He was going to have X-Rays later at the stadium.

On ESPN, Aaron Boone said that Gregorius’s shoulder began to “stiffen,” and “swell,” and the Yankees manager wanted him to get it addressed right away.

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with Didi Gregorius after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) (Kelvin Kuo/AP)

Mike Ford pinch hit for Gregorius in the third. Ford stayed in to play first base, moving DJ LeMahieu to second and Gleyber Torres to shortstop.

The Yankees were leading 2-1 on the power of a LeMahieu homer and an Aaron judge homer at that point in the game.