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Byrd nearly collapses, limps to dugout

Updated: September 30, 2009, 12:04 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Marlon Byrd left the Texas Rangers' game at Los Angeles in the first inning Tuesday night after injuring his right hip while attempting to beat out a grounder.

The Rangers' cleanup hitter fell flat on his face behind first base after failing to beat out his inning-ending ground ball to shortstop. Byrd got up gingerly and walked toward center field, but nearly collapsed while the Rangers' training staff attempted to help.

Byrd, batting .281 with 20 homers and 89 RBIs, ...

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