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A collision, a wild pitch, a walk-off double and 10 K's by Kershaw. How the Dodgers won in 13 innings

A collision, a wild pitch, a walk-off double and 10 K's by Kershaw. How the Dodgers won in 13 innings

The victim looked “almost like he got into a car accident,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Gashes dotted the forehead and arms of outfielder Joc Pederson. His jaw bore the imprint of another man’s forearm. He could not rotate his neck.

The car, to complete the metaphor, was fellow Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. The two men collided in the 10th inning of a 2-1 victory in 13 innings against St. Louis. The pileup left Pederson prone in the dirt of the warning track, with Puig clutching his ribs beside him. It also injected injury into an evening filled with intrigue.

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