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Cubs’ Heyward leaves with apparent hip injury after catch

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward left Friday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning with an apparent hip injury after crashing into the wall on a diving catch.

A grimacing Heyward reached for his right hip after robbing Giants leadoff man Denard Span of extra bases on the third pitch he saw from Jake Arrieta.

Heyward crashed into a padded section of the wall to the left of the 421-foot sign.

Heyward walked off the field under his own power, but with assistance from trainers.

Kris Bryant, who started the game at third base, replaced Heyward in right field, and Tommy La Stella came in at third base.

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.