CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers trips and falls running to second base in the 1st inning against the Chicago White Sox during the Opening Day home game at Guaranteed Rate Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO (AP) - Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has left the game against the Chicago White Sox because of left hip flexor tightness.
Cabrera stumbled after his foot hit the bag awkwardly as he rounded first on a single in the first inning Thursday. He remained in the game after being tended to for a few minutes. But Niko Goodrum replaced him at first base in the second inning.