Oakland's Cotton, Pinder leave game because of injuries

CHICAGO (AP) Oakland Athletics pitcher Jharel Cotton and shortstop Chad Pinder have left Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of injuries.

Cotton exited with a blister on his right thumb in the sixth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Kevan Smith and came up shaking his hand after throwing one pitch to Adam Engel.

Manager Bob Melvin went to the mound and brought in right-hander Liam Hendriks. Cotton gave up three hits and did not allow a run.

Shortstop Chad Pinder was lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth because of a strained left hamstring.

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