Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki exits game vs. Pirates with apparent leg injury
In his place, Josh Rutledge came in at shortstop. The 29-year-old came up grabbing his upper leg after running out an inning-ending grounder in the top of the fourth inning. He then exited the game for the dugout and Rutledge replaced him. He was 0-2 with a strikeout in the game prior to the injury.
The Rockies announced during the game that Tulowitzki left with a thigh cramp. It's not clear whether the injury would warrant a DL trip for the NL MVP candidate.
National League at the All-Star Game in Minnesota this year. He was also the NL Home Run Derby captain.
Troy Tulowitzki left tonight's game with a cramp in the tensor fascia latae of his left thigh.— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) July 20, 2014
The Rockies were 40-56 heading into Saturday night's game vs. the Pirates. They finish the series on Sunday.
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