- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DETROIT (AP) - Texas slugger Josh Hamilton has left his team’s game at Detroit with a strained right shoulder.

Hamilton, who was the Rangers’ designated hitter Tuesday, hit a run-scoring triple in the first inning, sliding headfirst into third. He then tried to tag up on a foul popup near the Detroit dugout. Third baseman Brandon Inge and catcher Victor Martinez both ran after the ball, leaving the plate unprotected when Inge made the catch. But Martinez was able to take a throw from Inge while scampering back in time to tag out a diving Hamilton.

Ian Kinsler hit for Hamilton when his spot came up again in the third.

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