Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki leaves game vs. Astros with groin injury

Thursday May 31st, 2012

Wednesday was not a banner night for NL West $100 million men, as Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left his team's game against the Houston Astros after the sixth inning, not too long after Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp left his team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Tulowitzki injured himself running to first on a ground ball and limped into the dugout after making the first out. He was replaced by second baseman Marco Scutaro, with D.J. LeMahieu taking over at second. Tulowitzki has played through two other leg issues this season, a tweaked left groin in the first week of the season and being hit in the same leg by a foul ball two weeks ago. He was hitting .287 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs entering Wednesday's game.

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