Oswalt leaves with back strain

Updated: July 28, 2009, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Houston Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt left Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning because of a left lower back strain.

Oswalt pitched a scoreless first inning then struck out the first two batters he faced in the second. After throwing a 1-1 pitch to Alfonso Soriano, catcher Ivan Rodriguez noticed something was wrong with Oswalt and met with him on the mound. He then waved for Astros manager Cecil Cooper and a team trainer.

Moments later, Cooper ...

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