VIDEO: Orioles’ Manny Machado leaves game with horrific leg injury
ASSOCIATED PRESS September 23, 2013 5:22PM
Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado is taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg while running to first base on a seventh-inning single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake McGee during a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Updated: September 23, 2013 5:54PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg running out an infield single.
Machado’s leg buckled when he reached the first-base bag in the seventh inning of Monday’s game at Tampa Bay.
Machado was in obvious pain while being treated on the infield dirt near first by team trainers and stadium medical officials.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter patted Machado several times near the shoulder before the stretcher was moved from the playing field.