DETROIT (AP) -Texas Rangers pitcher Willie Eyre left Tuesday night's game after being hit in the chest by Placido Polanco's line drive in the fifth inning.
With one out, Polanco hit a hard liner back at the mound. The ball hit Eyre in the chest and dropped into his glove as he fell to the ground in pain. Eyre stayed on the ground for several moments before walking off under his own power.
Eyre, who was making his first career start in his 62nd game, allowed three runs and three hits. Ironically, the ball landing in his glove meant that he set a new career best by pitching 4 2-3 innings.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Padres vs. Diamondbacks Pick Two struggling teams meet in Arizona tonight when the Diamondbacks host the Padres at 9:40PM ET. Will it be a high-scoring game?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Rockies Free Pick Can the Rockies snap the Giants' five-game winning streak when the NL West rivals clash at 8:40PM ET tonight in Colorado?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Athletics Pick The Detroit Tigers hope to continue a strong run when they hit the road to face the Oakland Athletics tonight at...
Thumbnail Banister's Rangers to hold off Pirates? While the Pirates and Rangers assume tonight’s main stage in the Lone Star State, a pupil-vs.-teacher subplot promises to make the...
Thumbnail Will Nats' Scherzer silence Cardinals again? The Cardinals could hardly crack Max Scherzer three-plus weeks ago. Now, they have to battle the flamethrower with a depleted...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages