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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Cardinals Prediction Following a rainout on Wednesday, will the under cash today when the Cardinals host the Blue Jays at 1:45PM ET?
Thumbnail Braves vs. Mets Prediction Even with Noah Syndergaard toeing the rubber for the Mets, will the over cash when New York hosts the Braves at 1:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Tigers Pick Who will grab the rubber match when the Detroit Tigers host the Seattle Mariners this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Marlins vs. Phillies Pick Can the Philadelphia Phillies win a sixth straight game when they host the Miami Marlins this afternoon at 1:05PM...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction Following back-to-back 2-1 games, will the Dodgers-Giants series produce a winning under bet for the third straight game?

MLB Team Pages