Ogando leaves game with strained right groin

Rangers starter Alexi Ogando had to leave Sunday’s start against the Giants after three innings with a strained right groin.

Ogando, who retired nine straight hiters, did not hurt himself pitching. He hurt himself beating out a sacrifice bunt for a single while batting in the top of the fourth. Ogando came to the plate after Mitch Moreland and Craig reached on consecutive one-out singles.

Ogando pushed a bunt between third baseman Pablo Sandoval and pitcher Tim Linceum that nobody could play. Ogando beat it without a throw but still came up injured.

Matt Harrison, who started Friday’s game, went in to pinch-run for him. After Ian Kinsler’s double gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead, Robbie Ross took over on the mound.

Ogando has been in the bullpen all season and was only starting because the Rangers put Derek Holland on the disabled list because of his stomach virus.

 

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