|Nunez taken out after injuring thumb|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:48|
With the game tied at 1, Nunez gave up a leadoff infield single to Marlon Byrd that struck the back of Nunez's right knee during his follow-through.
Nunez then threw two balls to Brad Wilkerson before Royals manager Buddy Bell and team trainer Nick Swartz went to the mound to check on the pitcher, a converted reliever making his fourth major league start.
The problem was with Nunez's hand, not his leg. He was replaced by left-hander John Bale.