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Rangers Starter Harrell Exits Early With Groin Strain

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    Lucas Harrell of the Texas Rangers walks back to the dugout leaving the game due to a injury in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington Aug. 16, 2016. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Texas Rangers starter Lucas Harrell left Tuesday night's game against Oakland after two innings because of a right groin strain.

    Harrell walked four and gave up three hits while facing only 12 hitters. The right-hander allowed only one run, benefiting from a double play in the first before the A's left the bases loaded in the second.

    With the bases loaded in the second, Harrell started stretching after a 3-0 pitch to Danny Valencia. That prompted a trainer visiting the mound with manager Jeff Banister. After Harrell threw a few warmup pitches, he stayed in the game and forced in a run when he walked Valencia before Stephen Vogt's inning-ending fly out.

    Harrell was making his fourth start for Texas since being acquired in a trade from Atlanta.