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Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand

Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand

HOUSTON -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who leads the major leagues in home runs and RBIs, left Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park after he was hit by a pitch in the left hand. X-rays on Cruz's left hand performed at a local hospital during Sunday's game were negative, and the Orioles said he is day-to-day with a contusion. "I think he's all right," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He tried to grip the bat up the runway and had some point-tender pain right on the spot. I was pretty concerned there. A lot of time you get those type of symptoms, you don't like the results. But I'm hoping, even though he...

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