Line drive strikes Brandon McCarthy

August, 12, 2011
8/12/11
10:32
PM CT
Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy is done for the evening after taking a line drive off of the right knee in the fourth inning.

McCarthy, who recovered from a six-run Rangers second with a 1-2-3 third, had one out when Endy Chavez drilled a line drive up the middle that appeared to strike the starter around his right knee.

The ball ricocheted to the vast first-base foul territory at O.co Coliseum, and Chavez advanced to second.

McCarthy was down for a few minutes in obvious pain before walking off his limp and leaving the game. Reliever Trystan Magnuson took his place on the mound.

Ian Kinsler would bring Chavez home with a single to center for a 7-0 Rangers lead. Two batters later, Michael Young brought Kinsler and Elvis Andrus home with a single, and the Rangers have a 9-0 lead in the fourth.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182