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Upton leaves game with strained left quad



UPDATE: Upton said he felt some tightness during a first-inning play and it got progressively worse as the game went on, leaving him concerned that if he tried to run hard he would pull it. He also said his hope is to return to the lineup Friday in New York, but that is not certain.

The Rays, already missing Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria, are likely to call up help Tuesday.

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CF B.J. Upton was removed from the game with a strained left quad after the Rays hit in the top of the fifth. The Rays say he is day to day.

Fernando Perez moved from leftfield to center, and Ben Zobrist went into leftfield. Gabe Gross stayed in right.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:38am]


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