Dodgers 2B Hudson hurts groin

SAN FRANCISCO(AP) Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson(notes) might miss a couple of games after leaving Monday night’s 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants with a groin injury.

Hudson hurt himself on Eugenio Velez’s(notes) infield single in the sixth inning. Velez hit a hard grounder that went off first baseman Mark Loretta’s(notes) glove. Hudson tried to change directions to field the deflection and injured his groin.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre says Hudson will likely miss at least Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Juan Castro(notes) replaced Hudson and made a diving stop on a grounder by Ryan Garko(notes) for the final out of the game.

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Updated Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009