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"It's one of those things we know it's there, and at some point it will come back again," Grandal said of the shoulder pain he's been dealing with for two months. "Some days it hurts, some days it doesn't. I do what's needed to be done and go from there."
Grandal's two-run single snapped an 0-for-26 drought that included only three RBIs since Aug. 9.
Manager Don Mattingly started Grandal over A.J. Ellis, who has an 11-game postseason hitting streak and is expected to start Tuesday night (8 p.m. ET, TBS) and catch Clayton Kershaw.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.