Rivera exits in sixth after straining hamstring

Rivera exits in sixth after straining hamstring

Rivera exits in sixth after straining hamstring
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman Juan Rivera, who homered earlier in Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Braves, exited in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left hamstring strain.

He will have his left leg evaluated Wednesday to determine if he needs to go on the disabled list.

Rivera pulled up halfway to first base and jogged the rest of the way on a deflected infield single off Atlanta starter Mike Minor. After a brief discussion with manager Don Mattingly, Rivera left the game, but without a noticeable limp.

"We'll know a whole lot more [Wednesday]," Mattingly said. "Right now it sounds like it's the attachment really low, just above the knee. I don't know how to categorize it at this point. He could come in tomorrow bad or really good and it will be a couple days thing."

Rivera started at first base in place of James Loney, who replaced him.