Lowell leaves game against Tigers with sprained thumb

Updated: April 10, 2008, 1:53 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell left Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning with a sprained left thumb.

Last year's World Series MVP was injured on the first at-bat of the game when he fielded Ivan Rodriguez's grounder and threw him out.

"We put him in a splint, tried to calm [the injury] down" after he landed on it, manager Terry Francona said. "He's pretty tender. ... For him to come out of a game, you know it's hurting."

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