Tigers’ Boesch injures thumb, leaves game

Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch left Wednesday' night's game against Cleveland with a sprained right thumb. Boesch struck out in the first inning against Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez. He caught a fly ball in the bottom half of the inning and was replaced in left field by Dan Kelly before the Indians came to bat in the bottom of the second. The team announced that Boesch aggravated the thumb, which has given him trouble for a while. He has struggled on the Tigers' current trip, going 2 for 18 (.111) in five games. Overall, the 26-year-old Boesch is hitting .285 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs in 107 games. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)