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Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz pulled with bruised foot after second hit by pitch

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, left, limps toward first base after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers' Brandon Mann, right, on the foot in a baseball game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
By Todd Milles Associated Press

SEATTLE – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was pulled from a game with a bruised right foot after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning Tuesday night.

Seattle and Texas were tied at 8-8 in the 10th inning at press time.

Cruz was struck by a changeup from Texas’ Brandon Mann and limped to the dugout with the help of two staff members. Seattle says X-rays were negative and that Cruz will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

It was the second time Cruz was hit by a pitch in the game. Starter Mike Minor plunked him in the third inning.

Cruz was making his 358th start at designated hitter for Seattle, breaking a tie with Ken Phelps for most in franchise history.

The Mariners and Rangers will wrap up their series today at 12:40 p.m. The game will be streamed via Facebook under the “MLB Live” page at