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October 14, 2013

Ramirez's status uncertain for Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers' offense is struggling, and they might have to face St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright without their top hitter in Game 3 of the NL championship series.

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his painful left ribs Sunday, and the results weren't available by mid-afternoon. He got hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly in the opener but stayed in to play all 13 innings of a 3-2 loss Friday.

Ramirez was a late scratch for Game 2, a 1-0 defeat that left Los Angeles trailing the Cardinals 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

He rested Sunday, along with the rest of the team, which didn't hit on the field.

"We're just working on that, taking the pain away so I can go," Ramirez said. "Even if it's cracked or something, I'm going to be able to get out there if we can take the pain away. It feels the same, but that doesn't stop me from trying to remain positive for tomorrow."

Ramirez had a .638 slugging percentage during the regular season, and the Dodgers desperately need an offensive boost to get back into the best-of-seven series. They batted .184 in the first two games on the road, including 1 for 16 (.063) with runners in scoring position.

"We've talked about it. It always comes back to, can you get that key out and can you get the key hit?" manager Don Mattingly said. "It doesn't get any easier for us with Wainwright. He seems like he's always coming up big."

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier didn't start Saturday, but he appeared as a pinch-hitter and ended the game with a strikeout. He's been bothered by shin splints, although he made his first start since Sept. 13 in the series opener.

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