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Floyd leaves start with muscle strain in right arm

Saturday - 4/27/2013, 8:35pm  ET

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Floyd left the game with an injury in the third inning. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd has left Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm.

Floyd threw a first-pitch strike to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria with two outs in the third. A trainer and manager Robin Ventura then immediately came out of the dugout to check the right-hander.

Hector Santiago replaced Floyd.

Floyd entered Saturday's game 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA.

Ben Zobrist hit a two-run home run off Floyd in the first inning.


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