|Not-so-great birthday: Hunter leaves Twins' game with injury|
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|Wednesday, 18 July 2007 15:50|
Hunter, who turned 32 on Wednesday, hit a groundball to shortstop that he beat out to avoid a double play after Michael Cuddyer was forced out at second base. After running through the bag, Hunter grimaced slightly as he came to a stop. Trainer Rick McWane and manager Ron Gardenhire checked on him, and he was replaced by Jason Kubel.
Hunter was excluded from the lineup for Sunday's game against Oakland as a precaution to rest a left hamstring that had been causing him mild soreness.
Kubel stayed in the game and went to left field, with Lew Ford moving to center.