World News – US – Dodgers’ Max Muncy perseveres over side effects of broken finger

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Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers came out second after colliding with Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, Oct February 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays is accused of stealing by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington , Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays is accused of stealing by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington , TX (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough catches an indoor flying ball by Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 at Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner circles the goals after a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner circles the goals after a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner circles the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Tampa Bay Rays center-back Kevin Kiermaier can’t get a glove on a home run from Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip )

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Sue Ogrocki)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough warms up before Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez )

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson gestures during batting practice ahead of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi warms up during batting practice ahead of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX ( AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers fans attend batting practice ahead of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

A member of the field team removes the cover from the pitching mound ahead of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas ( AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays watches his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers heads for the dugout after hitting against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Eric Gay)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / David J Phillip )

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez )

Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena circles the goals after a home run against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough leaves the Los Angeles Dodgers game in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Thompson throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough leaves the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ AJ Pollock hits a brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager rounds the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier heads for the dugout after hitting against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough eliminates Will Smith of the Los Angeles Dodgers in first place in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers departs from the field against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki )

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers is first sent off by Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz during the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas ( Photo AP / Eric Gay)

Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers departs from the field against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores an RBI brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates an RBI brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki )

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates an RBI brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates an RBI brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager rounds the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias leaves the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Eric Gay)

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez )

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts heads for the dugout after hitting in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias leaves the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

The Hunter Renfroe of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Tampa Bay Rays back-up pitcher Peter Fairbanks throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Hunter Renfroe celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Hunter Renfroe celebrates his home run with Willy Adames in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

The Hunter Renfroe of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki )

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays watches his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager rounds the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brusdar Graterol throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brusdar Graterol reacts after the last out against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates at the dugout after scoring on a Corey Seager single in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday Oct February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager rounds the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki )

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring on a Corey Seager single in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / David J Phillip)

Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates an RBI brace against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay )

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez )

Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring on a Corey Seager single in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates his two RBI-singles against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring on a Corey Seager single in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates his two RBI-singles against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier celebrates a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Dodgers Joc Pederson scores a two-RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates in the dugout after his two RBI-singles against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, TX (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Tampa Bay Rays backup pitcher Nick Anderson throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is safe in front of Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe after a brace in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a three-run homerun against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / David J Phillip)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager rounds the goals after a home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball on Saturday October February 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager scores past Tampa Bay Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his three-run homerun against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series of Baseball, Saturday October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

The Dodgers first baseman has been in Game 4 of the World Series with the same number of hits in his last five playoff games – six – as he had in his first 10

While Muncy’s exceptional patience allowed him to clean up Dave Roberts’ lineup, the former slugger didn’t have much success putting the ball into play until recently. Muncy only had two home runs to show for his first 15 playoff games

Call it a lingering side effect of the broken finger that Muncy suffered when he was hit by a pitch during a mock game during Dodgers summer camp in July.

« I might still have some of these issues, » Muncy said ahead of Game 4 “The most important thing for me about it was mentally, between last year I broke my wrist, then this year everything that came to the inner half of the plate, I was sort of frozen I was sort of jumping out of the way  »

According to Statcast, which divides the pitches into one of 13 whereabouts, Muncy has had just seven regular season hits in the innermost areas, compared to 32 hits in the middle and outer areas.

Muncy has been tougher lately, lifting his baseline percentage from 331 to 448 in October Teammates have praised Muncy’s plate discipline all month He has scored 18 goals in his first 15 playoff games

« I used to do a lot of damage on the inside half-courts », he said « I don’t necessarily know if I’ve done a lot of that this year I made a mistake. a lot of it isn’t necessarily a bad habit with the swing, it’s just mentally not being ready to attack because, in the back of your mind, it’s always « here’s what happened! » ‘last year, here’s what happened this year’ Sometimes it’s hard to get over that

« You have to get over it eventually It won’t happen overnight You have to go out and keep performing to the best of your ability and keep doing what you can »

For Muncy and Kershaw, who have friends, family and homes near Globe Life Field, the bubble environment has been a mixed blessing

Muncy has said that as soon as the World Series is over, he and his wife Kellie will go to pick up their pets – a French Bulldog named Jax and a cat named Mia – which they haven’t seen since they got there. entered the Arlington bubble »

“It has been extremely difficult,” he said “You are so close and yet you are so far This has been home for me for the last 19, 20 years almost It’s my home and my woman… Not being able to go see that, see our friends, see our family, not even allowed to have our pets, it was extremely difficult  »

Players have been allowed to quarantine themselves with their wives and children in the team hotel Contact with familiar strangers, human or furry, is limited to a great distance Kershaw said he had not made a sign to his friends or family in the field

« Overall I’m pretty happy, » said Kershaw, who starts game five on Sunday. « This bubble could have been anywhere For us being in Dallas, for some of my friends and family to come to the games, in that type of environment traveling could have been difficult The fact that anyone could come and watch a World Series game I’m in is, I think, quite special all in all

« We’ve had treatment packages dropped off at the hotel, stuff like that Hey, there’s four or five days left We can see them as much as we want after that »

In Game 3 on Wednesday, MLB kept its annual ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ tradition by handing out signs to everyone at Globe Life Field A space in the middle of each sign is left blank for its bearer to write the name of a person with cancer

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts listed Jim Bonds, La Cañada head football coach St Francis Bonds, a former UCLA alma mater quarterback from Roberts, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in spring 2018

After a promising treatment and diagnosis, Bonds is back to coach the 2018 and 2019 football seasons He was speaking with his team at Zoom meetings in March after the novel coronavirus pandemic put high school athletic activities on hold. California on break

Over the summer, Bonds’ cancer returned The fight was tough St Francis High holds a school prayer on Wednesday His family posted updates to their social media accounts, asking for prayers with the hashtag #bondsstrong

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World News – United States – Dodgers’ Max Muncy perseveres because of side effect of ‘a broken finger


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