Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/13
The NL West leaders have a new concern about their pitching staff. Dodgers left-hander Chris Capuano strained his groin on a pitch Friday night, forcing him out of the game in the second inning. The Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 3-2 win behind Joey Votto, who emerged from a slump with a single and a two-run homer. Capuano got hurt on his 32nd pitch, grimacing after a delivery to Zack Cozart. Already this week, the Dodgers had to push Hyun-Jin Ryu back from a scheduled start because of a sore back. ''It is something I've had before but I've been able to keep it at bay,'' Capuano said. ''I just felt it grab on a pitch to Cozart. I didn't hear it pop or anything. I hope it's a mild strain. I have to wait to see how it feels tomorrow. I've felt great the last couple of games.'' Los Angeles has taken control of the West by going 36-10 since the All-Star break. The Dodgers want to get the NL's top rotation fully healthy for the playoffs. Capuano has never lost at Great American Ball ...
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