Brewers' Estrada leaves early with leg injury
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada throws during the first inning for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT) ORG XMIT: 1122871 Image by Mark Hoffman
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada was forced to leave the game after sustaining a right leg injury while running out a double in the first inning Wednesday against San Francisco.
Estrada pulled up after rounding first base, then gingerly ran to second without a play as left-fielder Melky Cabrera retrieved the ball.
After stretching the leg and talking to trainers and manager Ron Roenicke for a few minutes, Estrada slowly walked off the field. Zack Greinke pinch ran for Estrada, and Manny Parra replaced him on the mound.
Estrada's double down the left-field line scored two runners and gave Milwaukee a 6-0 lead off San Francisco starter Barry Zito.
Estrada had thrown a perfect inning in the top of the first. He is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 games.