ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story left a game at Tampa Bay on Tuesday night after being hit by a ball in the hand while swinging.
Story has a bruised right hand after being struck there in the fifth inning while offering at a pitch from Rays right-hander Corey Kluber. He dropped his bat and walked up the third-base line, where he was checked by a trainer.
Story headed for the clubhouse moments later and was replaced by rookie Jeter Downs, who singled off Kluber.
Story is batting .222 with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and a .715 OPS in his first season since signing a $140 million, six-year contract with the Red Sox.
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