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Nix still having problems with Achilles

Nix still having problems with Achilles

Nix still having problems with Achilles
LOS ANGELES -- With right-hander Chad Billingsley starting for the Dodgers on Sunday, it would usually mean outfielder Laynce Nix would be in the starting lineup for the Nationals.

However, Nix was given the day off because he aggravated his right Achilles on Saturday night against Los Angeles.

In the ninth inning, with runners on first and second with one out, Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal swung at a 2-0 pitch from right-hander Ryan Mattheus and hit the ball over the head of Nix, who dove for the ball before it dropped in for a game-winning double.

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The video showed Nix limping toward the dugout after the game ended. The injury is not considered serious. Manager Davey Johnson is hoping that Nix can play on Tuesday against the Marlins.

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