Rangers starter Matt Harrison was pulled in the second inning of the team's game against the Astros on Tuesday after experiencing back tightness, according to Evan P. Grant of the Dallas Morning News
Though he escaped the first inning damage-free, Harrison didn't look right from the start. He surrendered a pair of walks in between the first and second outs of the opening frame and completely unraveled in the second, giving up four hits -- including a homer -- and a walk before being removed from the game.
Harrison made only two starts in 2013 as a result of a herniated disc in his back, and the same injury caused him to make his 2014 season debut almost four weeks late.
The 28-year-old left-hander entered Tuesday with 2.87 ERA in three starts this year. In 2011, his last full season, Harrison posted a 3.29 ERA in 213⅓ innings, earning him an All-Star selection and some Cy Young votes.
Diamondbacks' Arroyo, Royals' Shields reach strikeout milestone
Arroyo fanned Nationals outfielder Denard Span for the first out of the game to hit the benchmark first. A while later, Shields struck out Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to join Arroyo on the list.
Trout fakes injury ... kind of
Mike Trout just walked by Scioscia grabbing his hamstring. "I don't think I can go today." Then laughed and jogged off. #Angels— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 13, 2014
Trout went 1-for-5 at the plate in his de facto homecoming, which the Angels won, 4-3.
Tigers 4, Orioles 1
Angels 4, Phillies 3
Blue Jays 5, Indians 4
Padres 2, Reds 1
Brewers 5, Pirates 2
Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 (12)
Astros 8, Rangers 0
Diamondbacks 3, Nationals 1
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Dodgers 7, Marlins 1
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Rays 2, Mariners 1
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