Posted October 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
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 offensiv...
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