LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger, the best baseball hitter to start the season, came out shortly after absorbing a shot to his right knee in Monday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Bellinger was knocked down by a 96 mph fastball from Luis Castillo at the bottom of the third. He remained crouched while the team coaches checked him, limped slowly to first base, then stayed in the game after a slight trot along the right-field line.
In the next half of the inning, Alex Verdugo replaced Bellinger in right field.
Bellinger drove the Dodgers' first run at the bottom of the first, which gave him 22 RBIs in 18 games to go with nine league-leading homers. Your bar line is .433 / .513 / .925.