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Wander Franco Leaves Friday Night’s Game In Detroit

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

Shortstop Wander Franco left Friday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers in the top of the first inning with what appears to be a leg injury.

Franco, who singled in the top of the first inning off Tyler Alexander to extend his on-base streak to 39 consecutive games, appeared to pull up going into third base on Nelson Cruz‘s base hit.

Joey Wendle came in to pinch-run for Franco, and took his spot in the field in the bottom of the inning.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.


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