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Curtis Granderson chipped his tooth sliding into second base

League Championship Series - Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Curtis Granderson #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers is attended to by first base coach Carlos Subero #31 after Granderson chipped his tooth on his helmet after sliding into second base on his double to deep right center field during the ninth inning of Game Five of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Brewers outfielder Curtis Granderson got his first hit of the postseason on Wednesday night in the top of the ninth inning of NLCS Game 5. Facing Ryan Madson with a runner on third base and two outs, Granderson laced a 3-2 fastball to the gap in right-center field. Granderson hustled into second base to beat the throw by Yasiel Puig. He slid head-first and his helmet slid off in the process. The helmet, unfortunately, bounced off the second base bag back towards Granderson’s face, hitting him in the mouth and chipping his front tooth.

To his credit, Granderson is taking the accident in stride:

At least Granderson doesn’t play hockey for a living.

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