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Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Max Muncy hurt in play at first base; 'very unlikely' for NL Wild Card Game

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy is "very unlikely" to play in the NL Wild Card Game, according to manager Dave Roberts, after he injured his left elbow in the third inning of Sunday's 10-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He is also "unlikely" for the division series in the event the Dodgers advance, Roberts said, while adding, "I just don't want to count Max out.''

Muncy had tests that were "unclear,'' according to Roberts.

Catcher Will Smith fielded a bunt by Jace Peterson and fired to Muncy. Peterson arrived at the same time, when Muncy had his left-handed glove in front of the runner. The ball hit Peterson in the back, and he was called out for interference on the play.

Muncy went down on his back and covered his eyes with his right hand while grimacing in pain. He stayed down for several minutes before getting up. He was replaced at first by Albert Pujols, who patted Muncy on the back as they crossed paths.

Muncy, the fourth-leading home run hitter in the National League with 36, is batting .250 for the Dodgers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.