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Twins Pitcher Scott Baker Leaves Game With Mild Elbow Strain

Things have been going semi-well for the Minnesota Twins as of late. That must mean it's time for another injury.

Right-hander Scott Baker, who has arguably been the Twins' best pitcher in 2011, was pulled from his start on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays with a mild strain of his right elbow, being replaced by Phil Dumatrait after five innings of work. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Baker, who is 6-5 this season and reduced his ERA to 3.01 with his five innings of one-run ball on Tuesday night, went out of the game after five innings, allowing one unearned run to the Rays in the top of the fourth (as a result of an error by Danny Valencia) and allowed just three hits while striking out three and walking one.

We will have more updates on Scott Baker's injury as they become available. As of this moment, the Twins still lead the Rays by a score of 3-1.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.