Ethier injures oblique muscle

Already missing All-Star Matt Kemp, the Dodgers lost Andre Ethier after one at-bat to a left oblique injury in their 3-0 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco Giants.

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum struck out Dee Gordon to start the game, then allowed a single to Jerry Hairston and walked Ethier. He then got Juan Rivera to ground into an inning-double play.

Ethier was removed before the bottom of the first after injuring his left oblique muscle, apparently while sliding into second on the double-play ball.