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Angels LF Vernon Wells leaves game because of groin injury

Lkyp8onc Angels left fielder Vernon Wells was pulled from Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the fourth inning because of a right groin strain.

With a runner on third base and two outs and the Angels trailing, 3-0, Wells hit a ground ball to third base. But he only made it a few feet out of the batter's box before stopping and clutching his right leg.

Wells entered the game with a .179 average, but he appeared to be warming at the plate, with three home runs over the past week.

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Photo: Angels Vernon Wells hobbles to first base after hitting a grounder to third base in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Anaheim Stadium Monday night. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

 
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