Chicago – Miguel Cabrera was removed from the game in the second inning with what the team called left hip flexor tightness.

Cabrera rapped a base hit in the first inning and slipped rounding first base. He was going to try for second base but his foot slipped on the bag and he fell hard face-first.

He stayed in and played first base in the bottom of the first but was replaced by Niko Goodrum in the bottom of the second.

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