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Sandoval appears to injure hand after incredible defensive play

LOS ANGELES — A brilliant play by Brandon Crawford may have cost Pablo Sandoval.

With runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth inning of a game the Giants led, 2-1, at Dodger Stadium on Monday, Max Muncy pulled a Tyler Beede pitch toward second base, where no one was covering in a shifted infield. Crawford raced from the shortstop hole, fielded it, spun and flung to Sandoval at first, who kept his foot on the base as he stretched up the first-base line.

From Crawford to Sandoval, it was a brilliantly executed third out. But Muncy’s momentum took him right over Sandoval, and it appeared the big Dodger stepped on Sandoval’s hand.

When Sandoval’s spot in the order came up in the next inning, Tyler Austin took the at-bat.

 

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