Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cai
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n was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a rib cage injury.Adam McCalvy of noted Cain was dealing with a "tight right ribcage" he exacerbated on a swing "several days ago." "I just thought he took some swings tonight in his second at-bat that didn't look good , so we took him out of the game," manager Craig Counsell said, per McCalvy. "We'll see how we're looking [Wednesday]. He's pretty adamant about wanting to play, but we have to be careful with this thing, too."Cain already spent two weeks on the disabled list this season because of a groin injury, and durability has been a bit of a problem for him in his career.Although he played 155 games in 2017, he only averaged 123 games played in his previous four seasons with the Kansas City Royals, never topping 140 in a year.On the field, the 32-year-old remains an impact player in all phases of the game.In addition to playing great defense, Cain entered the day hitting .309 with 10 home runs as well as 28 stolen bases.This continued the impressive work we have seen with the Royals, which saw him post a .289 batting average over parts of seven seasons. He earned one All-Star selection, was the 2014 ALCS MVP and won a World Series title in 2015.An extended absence from Cain would be a significant one for the Brewers, who are hoping to make a deep run in October. Christian Yelich can play center field in the meantime, but the lineup will suffer without its catalyst. CLEVELAND — Victor Martinez’s first major league at bat came at age 23 as a member of the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 10 , 2002, in what was known as Jacobs Field.On Sunday, Martinez, 39, will take his last at-bat at what is known as Progressive Field in the final meeting of the season between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians.Martinez, a five-time All-Star and runner-up to Mike Trout in the 2014 MVP voting, is retiring at the end of the season. Martinez spent the first eight years of his major league career as a catcher with the Indians. He was traded to Boston, where he played two years under manager Terry Francona, who is now the Indians’ manager.Article continues below ...“He’s one of the nicest guys in the game, one of the most professional hitters, and one of the best switch-hitters you’ll ever see,” Francona said.Martinez is a .295 career hitter and has amassed 2,148 hits in his 16-year major league career — 1,028 as a member of the Tigers.“He was the perfect batter to hit behind Miggy Kenta Maeda Jersey ,” said Francona of Martinez, who typically hit behind the now-injured Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. “Nobody wanted to face Miggy, but if you didn’t, then you had to face Victor.”Martinez was a .306 career hitter through the 2014 season, but age and injuries caught up to him in the last four years, during which he has hit .262. Before Saturday’s game, a 15-0 Indians victory that clinched their third consecutive American League Central title, the Indians presented Martinez with a plaque during a pregame ceremony.On Sunday, Martinez will face Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber (10-3, 4.32 ERA). Martinez is 0-for-3 versus the rookie. Bieber is second among AL rookies in wins and strikeouts.In Bieber’s last start, a 10-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, he set a career high for strikeouts. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, with 11 strikeouts and three walks.Bieber’s rookie season has had three distinct stages. In his first four starts Matt Kemp Jersey , he was 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA. In his next five starts he was 2-2 with a 7.33 ERA, and in his last eight starts he is 5-1 with a 3.66 ERA.Bieber’s only career appearance against Detroit was a 10-0 victory June 22, in which he pitched seven scoreless innings on four hits, with nine strikeouts and one walk.Detroit’s Sunday starter will be 34-year-old left-hander Francisco Liriano (4-10, 4.58), who has only won one game since April 28. In 18 starts since, Liriano is 1-9 with a 4.97 ERA.His last start was a 3-2 loss to Houston on Monday in which he pitched six innings and allowed three runs (zero earned) and four hits, with seven strikeouts and four walks.Liriano’s last start against the Indians came June 23, a 4-1 loss in which he pitched four innings, giving up three runs (two earned) and four hits, with three strikeouts and three walks.In four appearances (three starts) against the Indians this year, Liriano is 0-2 with a 4.96 ERA. In his career, he has made 24 appearances (18 starts) against Cleveland and is 5-8 with a 4.31 ERA.

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