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Percival suffers right knee sprain vs. Athletics

Updated: August 14, 2008, 10:06 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tampa Bay closer Troy Percival left Thursday's game against Oakland in the ninth inning after spraining his right knee while trying to field a sacrifice bunt.

Percival, who leads the Rays with 27 saves, entered the game with a 5-4 lead but issued a leadoff walk to Jack Hannahan. Oakland's Mark Ellis then attempted a sacrifice bunt that Percival fielded cleanly. After chasing Ellis down to record the out near the first-base line, the 38-year-old reliever limped ...

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