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Dodgers HR leader Max Muncy leaves game with wrist injury

Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) injured his left arm as he made a tag on Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jace Peterson (14) off a throw from Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner (6) in the third inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Muncy left the game. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) injured his left arm as he made a tag on Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jace Peterson (14) off a throw from Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner (6) in the third inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Muncy left the game. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy left Sunday’s regular-season finale against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers in the third inning with an apparent injury to his left wrist.

The injury occurred when Milwaukee’s Jace Peterson, who was trying to leg out a hit on a dribbler, ran into Muncy at first base as he attempted to field a throw from catcher Will Smith.

Muncy had to reach into foul territory to try to snag the wide throw, and the collision ensued. He fell to the ground in obvious pain, then walked off the field holding his wrist. Veteran Albert Pujols replaced him.

The Dodgers are heading to the postseason — at least as a wild card — and a loss of Muncy would be significant.

Entering Sunday’s game, Muncy was the Dodgers’ leader in home runs (36) and RBIs (94). The two-time All-Star is a career .233/.400/.481 hitter in the playoffs.

–Field Level Media