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Miguel Cabrera exits game with strained hamstring

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Tigers 1B/DH Miguel Cabrera exited Thursday afternoon’s game against the Royals with a strained right hamstring, according to the club. He appeared to suffer the injury after singling in the sixth inning.

Cabrera, 35, has been hitting well this season, entering Thursday’s action with a .326/.413/.528 triple-slash line along with three home runs and 21 RBI in 104 plate appearances. He hadn’t played since last Sunday due to a biceps injury.

If Cabrera needs to go on the disabled list, Niko Goodrum and John Hicks are likely to fill in at first base. The Tigers should pass along information about the severity of the injury later today or tomorrow.

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.