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Andrus fine after exiting with sore shoulder

Andrus fine after exiting with sore shoulder

Andrus fine after exiting with sore shoulder
KANSAS CITY -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left Sunday's 7-6 loss in 10 innings against the Royals in the bottom of the ninth with what was described as right shoulder soreness. He was replaced by Alberto Gonzalez.

"It's a little bit sore, but not that bad," Andrus said after the game. "I came out mainly to prevent anything worse happening. I'll play [Monday at Boston]."

Andrus injured himself sliding into home plate in the seventh inning, trying to score from first on a double by Michael Young. He was thrown out at the plate.

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Andrus stayed in the game through the top of the ninth. He batted with Mike Olt on third and none out. The Rangers tried a squeeze, Andrus missed the pitch low and away, and Olt was out at home. Andrus then grounded out.

Earlier in the game, Andrus delivered a two-run triple in the Rangers' five-run fourth inning. He finished the day 2-for-5.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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