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Cubs SS Castro injures leg sliding home, leaves game

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CHICAGO — Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee after injuring his left leg sliding home in the first inning.

Castro scored on a single by Jorge Soler, but rolled over his lower left leg in an awkward slide. The three-time All-Star stayed on the ground in pain for a few minutes before being helped to his feet by Chicago's training staff.

Castro later walked off the field with assistance from a team trainer.

Going into the game, Castro was hitting .290 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs.

Javier Baez moved from second base to shortstop following Castro's injury. Logan Watkins entered the game at second.

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