Posted: Sunday August 11, 2013 1:02 AM

Pirates leadoff man Marte leaves with hand injury

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DENVER (AP) - Pirates leadoff man Starling Marte has left Pittsburgh's game in the seventh inning after being struck near his left hand by a pitch from Colorado's Josh Outman.

Marte fell to his knees and grabbed the hand after being hit Saturday night. The team trainer came out and Marte was clearly in pain as the trainer examined the injured area.

Manager Clint Hurdle inserted pinch runner Alex Presley for Marte, who went to the clubhouse for treatment.

During the next at-bat, Neil Walker grounded to short and Troy Tulowitzki clearly missed stepping on second base before throwing to first, though the umpires ruled it a double play.

Hurdle came out and argued heatedly that Tulowitzki failed to touch the bag.

He was ejected for excessive arguing by second base umpire Adrian Johnson. It was the fifth ejection of the season for Hurdle, a former Rockies manager who drew some jeers from the crowd as he trudged off the field and into the clubhouse.

 
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