Boston Red Sox P Nick Pivetta Forced to Leave Game Early

Nick Pivetta was forced to leave the game early Friday for the Boston Red Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Pivetta was hit by a ground ball, suffered a left calf contusion, and left the game at the top of the third inning. The injury didn’t seem severe, so hopefully, Pivetta will be able to make his next start Wednesday versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 9-1 in this contest, with Tyler Danish taking over for Pivetta and getting his third win of the season. The Red Sox are in last place in the American League East and are unlikely to qualify for the playoffs this season.

The Red Sox will start Bryan Bello in one of only two-afternoon games Saturday. The Rangers haven’t announced who their starting pitcher will be in this contest. This game is currently off the books, but you can find the odds and props for every other game at the FanDuel Sportsbook.