Nelson Cruz (back) leaves game

Updated: August 10, 2012, 11:25 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz left Friday's game in the eighth inning with lower back stiffness.

Cruz tried to dive for a fly ball near the right-field line hit by Austin Jackson in the seventh inning and the ball got by him. Jackson ran all the way around the bases for an inside-the-park homer and after Cruz got to the ball and threw it in, he was clutching his back.

He stayed in the game and trotted into shallow right field to try to get ...

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