Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday in a loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series. Taylor hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Blake Snell. The 30-year-old utility player recorded the first two runs for the Dodgers and was the only player to inflict damage on the Rays' left-hander all night. The home run was Taylor's first of the postseason after he recorded eight round trippers during the regular campaign.
Taylor (ankle) will start at second base and will bat ninth Sunday in Game 7 of the Dodgers' NLCS matchup with the Braves, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. After injuring his right ankle in Game 5, Taylor sat out Saturday in the Dodgers' 3-1 win in Game 6. With a trip to the World Series on the line, Taylor will be able to play through the injury as manager Dave Roberts puts his best lineup out there. Taylor is batting 5-for-31 with two doubles and four walks during the postseason.
Taylor (ankle) is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Taylor injured his right ankle on a defensive play in the eighth inning of Game 5. He remained in the game to close out the inning but was removed for a pinch hitter in the ninth. The injury is evidently severe enough that he'll sit for at least one game, though he's expected to be available off the bench, per Eric Stephen of SBNation.com.
Taylor left Friday's NLCS Game 5 matchup against Atlanta after appearing to injure his ankle, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Taylor appeared to hurt his right ankle while attempting to make a diving catch in the bottom of the eighth. He remained in the game after being checked out by team trainers but was pulled for a pinch hitter when his spot came up in the next inning. The fact that he wasn't immediately removed suggests he could have a shot to play in Game 6 on Saturday.
Taylor isn't in Thursday's lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against Atlanta, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Taylor will take a seat for the first time in these playoffs after going 1-for-11 with two walks, one run and six strikeouts to begin the NLCS. Enrique Hernandez will start at second base during Game 4.
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