- Associated Press - Friday, June 17, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - Carl Crawford left the game after hurting his left hamstring while running out an infield single for the Boston Red Sox in the first inning on Friday night.

Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis also left, because of a stomach illness. He was replaced by Drew Sutton in the top of the fifth.

Crawford was hurt while reaching first base against the Milwaukee Brewers just ahead of the throw from third baseman Casey McGehee. Boston manager Terry Francona and a trainer went out to check on the speedy left fielder, who held the back of his left leg above the knee.

Darnell McDonald pinch ran him and took second on a walk to Marco Scutaro that loaded the bases. But J.D. Drew grounded out, ending the inning with the score tied at 2. McDonald stayed in the game in left field.

Crawford, who got off to a very slow start in his first season with Boston, is batting .243 with six homers, 31 RBIs and eight stolen bases.



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