Twins' outfielder Gomez carted off field, suffers back injury

Updated: July 25, 2008, 11:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Carlos Gomez was shaken, sore and scared.

Minnesota's center fielder sustained a lower back injury when he crashed into the padded wall while making a spectacular catch in the first inning of Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.

After a long run, Gomez jumped as he neared the wall and caught Ben Francisco's drive before slamming into it on his right side. He crumpled on the warning track and spent several minutes writhing in pain before he was immobilized ...

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