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Pirates 2B Walker dislocates finger vs Dodgers

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PITTSBURGH (AP)

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker left Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning with dislocated finger on his right hand.

Walker writhed on the ground in pain after he fielded a Matt Kemp ground ball, ran to force out Mark Ellis at second and throw on to first. Walker appeared to land awkwardly on his right forearm after tumbling over Ellis' slide.

Walker is hitting .290 and leads NL second basemen in RBIs (67) and is tied for the lead in home runs (14). He is hitting .348 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs over his past 43 games.

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez took Walker's No. 2 spot in the lineup, with Josh Harrison moving over from third to field his position.

The Pirates, who have lost five of their past six, entered the day holding the NL's second wild card spot.

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