The Giants win, but two key players suffer injuries in the process

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The Giants actually winning a close game rather than blowing it in the ninth is news. Good news for them. But there was some bad news along the way as starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon Crawford each went down with injuries.

Cueto left last night’s start against the Dodgers in the sixth inning with a left groin strain. He seemed optimistic after the game, but he’ll have an MRI today in order to see if there’s cause for worry. He’s scheduled to start on Sunday and would have one more start after that before the season ends if he doesn’t have to miss time.

Less uncertainty surrounds Crawford, who dislocated left pinkie finger while sliding into third base. Crawford is considered day-to-day, but Bruce Bochy said last night that he’ll get a couple of days off, most likely.

The Giants have 11 games left and are tied with the Cardinals and Mets for the two Wild Card slots in the National League.