LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano started Tuesday's game despite bruising his left shoulder the other day when he hit himself with a weighted doughnut off the bat while loosening up.
Manager Don Mattingly said Capuano was "a little sore," but there was nobody else that was lined up to take his place.
He added he was confident the veteran will keep the Dodgers in the must-win game and be fine.
The start will cap off an odd season for Capuano, who opened the year 7-1 with a 2.14 ERA. Since then, things soured for Capuano, and he entered his final start 12-11 with a 3.69 ERA.