BALTIMORE (AP) -Los Angeles Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. will be sidelined for at least five games after spraining his ankle Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.
X-rays were negative, and a team spokesman said Matthews will be sidelined for the remainder of the road trip, which includes two more games in Baltimore and a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
With two outs in the top of the third inning, Matthews hurt his right ankle when he slid into second base on a ground ball to shortstop. Miguel Tejada threw to first - not second - on the play. Matthews left the game.
Matthews is batting .257 with 18 homers and 17 stolen bases.
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