Chris Capuano trying to make it back

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers had two injured veterans test injuries before Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

One, Andre Ethier, experienced pain in his injured left ankle and had to cut his workout short. The other, left-hander Chris Capuano, felt great after a 41-pitch bullpen session and could be pitching in games as early as this weekend.

If he is, Capuano, who is coming off a strained groin muscle, has an outside shot at making the Dodgers' playoff roster as a reliever. Capuano, a nine-year veteran, has never pitched in the postseason, so he's working hard to try to make it happen.

If he's not on the roster for the division series, Capuano, who lives in Arizona, said he would continue to work out at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch facility in case he's called on for the National League Championship Series.

"You stay ready," Capuano said.

Here are lineups for Tuesday's game:


1. Yasiel Puig RF

2. Carl Crawford LF

3. Hanley Ramirez SS

4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

5. Matt Kemp CF

6. Juan Uribe 3B

7. A.J. Ellis C

8. Mark Ellis 2B

9. Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP


1. Angel Pagan CF

2. Juan Perez LF

3. Brandon Belt 1B

4. Buster Posey C

5. Hunter Pence RF

6. Pablo Sandoval 3B

7. Tony Abreu 2B

8. Ehire Adrianza SS

9. Matt Cain RHP