Rodriguez strains hamstring in fifth

Updated: August 1, 2009, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez left Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning with a strained right hamstring.

Astros trainer Nathan Lucero tended to Rodriguez (10-6) in the top of the inning after he reached first on a fielder's choice. After a short talk with Lucero and manager Cecil Cooper, Rodriguez stayed in the game before he was forced at second base on Michael Bourn's fielder's choice.

Rodriguez, who had won a personal-best five ...

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