San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will have an MRI on his left groin after leaving Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cueto (17–5, 2.79 ERA) left the Giants' 2–0 win over the Dodgers after throwing a pitch in the sixth inning. Cueto will have an MRI on Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury.
He was replaced by reliever Steven Okert. Cueto threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits, walking two and striking out eight.
"It was like a crab just grabbed me there and bit me," Cueto said in describing the injury.
"I am frustrated because we are right in there fighting for the playoffs," Cueto added. "I have never had an injury like that. It's tough because there are still about 11 games left. A lot of baseball left."
With Tuesday's victory, the Giants are in a three-way tie for the first NL wild card with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. San Francisco is five games back of the Dodgers in the NL West with 12 games remaining.
- Scooby Axson