Victor Martinez exits game after feeling pinch in leg, considered day-to-day

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UPDATE: Victor Martinez told Chris Iott of MLive.com that the “pinch” was actually in his surgically-repaired knee, but he said he’s “not concerned.” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will see how he feels in the morning, but he hasn’t ruled out the possibility that he’ll be in the lineup Sunday.

8:10 p.m. ET: Scary moment here for the Tigers, as Victor Martinez left today’s game against the Indians in the seventh inning with a left leg injury.

Martinez injured himself swinging at a pitch before hitting an RBI single. The 36-year-old reached first base before hobbling off the field. The Tigers have since announced that he felt a pinch in his leg and already feels better. He’s considered day-to-day.

Martinez had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, so any sort of leg issue is a concern. The veteran designated hitter could be limited over the next few days with the Tigers set to play under National League rules in their upcoming series against the Pirates.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.