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Upton and Jennings leave game after colliding in outfield

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Update 2:24 p.m. Both CF B.J. Upton and LF Desmond Jennings are fine after their fourth-inning collision in left-center, that they just have general soreness and were removed as a precaution.

Developing: There was a scary moment here in the fourth inning for the Rays, when LF Desmond Jennings and CF B.J. Upton collided in left-center while trying to go for a fly ball by Marlins DH Austin Kearns.

Both were down on the ground for a minute or so, with several teammates - and trainers - racing to the warning track. Upton seemed to get the worst of it, writhing on the ground. He was helped up, and both were put on a cart and taken back to the clubhouse.

Upton and Jennings seemed better after the initial reactions - sitting upright while on the cart - but we'll post updates when we get them.

As a result of the play, Kearns circled the bases for a three-run, inside the park home run, putting the Marlins up 4-0.

--- JOE SMITH

joesmith@tampabay.com

 

[Last modified: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:40am]

    

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