Angels' Weaver, Rangers' Darvish leave game with injuries

The Sports Xchange
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Jered Weaver and Yu Darvish, the starting pitchers in Sunday's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels, both had to leave the game because of health concerns.
The Angels' Weaver dodged a line drive off the bat of Mitch Moreland in the sixth inning, causing Weaver to fall on his left arm and injure his elbow.
X-rays on the elbow were negative, and the team is calling the injury a strained elbow. It's uncertain whether he will miss his next start.
Weaver allowed four runs through five innings before Moreland led off the sixth with the single.
Texas' Darvish had left shortly before that. He was forced out of the game after five innings because of a blister on a finger on his pitching hand.
He first noticed the blister on Tuesday, when he nearly pitched a no-hitter against the Astros.
The blister continued to bother Darvish on Sunday, as he struggled through five innings, yielding six hits, four walks and three earned runs.
The Rangers will decide in the next few days whether Darvish will miss his next start.