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Giants' Tauchman exits Dodgers game after amazing grab

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For the second straight night, the Giants had to remove their starting right fielder because of an injury.

Mike Tauchman made an athletic catch to rob Walker Buehler of extra bases in the second inning at Dodger Stadium, but he was slow to get up. Tauchman's right leg pushed up against the padding of the right field wall as he came down and he appeared to be trying to shake his right knee out when trainer Dave Groeschner came to check on him. 

Tauchman took a couple of minutes to gather himself and stayed in the game, lining a single in the top of the third. But when the Giants came out on defense in the fourth inning, LaMonte Wade Jr. had shifted from first base to right field and Darin Ruf had entered to take Wade's spot. 

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Tauchman was starting because Mike Yastrzesmki fouled a ball off his foot in Monday night's game and was still pretty sore on Tuesday. X-rays were negative on Yastrzemski, who is listed as day-to-day. He was potentially available to pinch-hit in the series finale, but not play defense. 

Tauchman is having a rough season at the plate but has been one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball. He entered the night ranked second among MLB outfielders with six Defensive Runs Saved in left field. Tauchman has primarily played left, and earlier this year he robbed Albert Pujols of a game-winning homer at Dodger Stadium.

 

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