Gray floated and was supported by Jiu OrchilaHomer made three runs before leaving in the seventh due to my right chest ache during the Twins’ 7-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Rocco Baldeli, the twins’ manager, said Gray felt “a slight tightness in the chest” for a few pitches. Gray was getting an MRI after the game and did not speak to reporters.
Baldeli said the team will learn more in the coming days and that Gray will travel with the team to Detroit.
“It wasn’t something he was trying to achieve, for the most part,” Baldeli said. “At this point, he has to come out. There is no way around that.
Grinke (0-4) gave up five runs, six strokes and two times in four innings.
“When he came out, we didn’t know he had a problem with his forearm,” Kansas City coach Mike Matheny said. “So this was probably something he might have been with from the start and we weren’t aware of it. But unfortunately, the elbow area, the flexor area were not doing well.”
Greinke has a 5.05 ERA and has allowed at least five earned runs in three of his last four starts after not conceding more than three in any of the first six.
Gray (3-1) allowed two hits and retired 14th in a row before Andrew Benintende’s song topped the seventh. With a count of 3-1 Bobby Witt Jr.. Kansas City asking for a video review to try and get a strong call, Baldeley and an athletic coach came up the hill as Gray appeared to be trying to pull a muscle near his shoulder.
“Just on top of white in the whole game, it kind of took them to, they missed some bats, all you want to see,” Baldeli said. “It’s been another great start for him. It’s fun. He’s like a little bulldog over there. He goes right to them. He was so cute that we had to take him out.”
Gray didn’t walk much and hit four as his ERA dropped to 2.41 in his first season in Minnesota. He allowed five runs on May 5 to start covering 27⅓ innings after recovering from a hamstring strain during his second start.
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