This was more like how the
But the 9-4 victory over the
"Maybe," Uribe acknowledged.
Uribe, who was injured running out a ninth-inning double, said the muscle bothered him more than it did when he strained it earlier this month. Last time, he missed five games.
"Pulled it a little bit more," he said.
The Dodgers said they would wait until Wednesday to decide what to do with their third baseman, who is clearly their best defensive infielder.
The Dodgers have a disconcerting lack of infield depth, both on their roster and in their farm system. Their situation became even worse Tuesday, when a part of triple-A infielder Alex Guerrero's ear was bitten off by teammate
If Uribe is sidelined for any period of time, the Dodgers figure to use
Uribe's status aside, Manager
"Today is a good start," Mattingly said. "We were able to put some runs on the board, they were able to get back in the game, we tack on runs to make it easier on ourselves."
Gonzalez broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with his home run. The Dodgers scored twice more in that inning, with
"This was the bullpen and their win," Beckett said.
Beckett was visibly upset when exiting the game.
"You hate to kill your bullpen the first game of the series," he said. "That's what I was upset at myself about."
The Dodgers added three runs in the ninth inning, which included run-scoring singles by
Puig was three for four with a walk and scored two runs. Gonzalez was also three for four with a walk.
"Tonight was great," Gonzalez said. "We took walks. We put pressure on them almost every inning. We worked the count well."
Beckett said he figured the Dodgers would start hitting.