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Sandoval leaves in 6th with hamstring strain

Veteran infielder scheduled to have MRI on Monday
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval exited Sunday's 8-5 win over the Brewers at AT&T Park with a right hamstring strain, according to Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens.

Sandoval, starting at first base for the injured Brandon Belt, hit a two-run triple in the fifth. One batter later, Steven Duggar lofted a flyball to right-center field. Sandoval tagged on the play and slid into home before Manny Pina's tag, but walked back to the Giants' dugout holding his right leg. The injury, he said, happened on the slide.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval exited Sunday's 8-5 win over the Brewers at AT&T Park with a right hamstring strain, according to Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens.

Sandoval, starting at first base for the injured Brandon Belt, hit a two-run triple in the fifth. One batter later, Steven Duggar lofted a flyball to right-center field. Sandoval tagged on the play and slid into home before Manny Pina's tag, but walked back to the Giants' dugout holding his right leg. The injury, he said, happened on the slide.

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"When I slid into home plate, I felt something," Sandoval said. "Not in the running. When I tried sliding I felt something."

Sandoval was replaced at first base by rookie Austin Slater and will receive an MRI on Monday morning. The veteran said his hamstring feels the same as it did when he strained it stretching at first base to help turn a double play in 2012.

Additionally, right fielder Andrew McCutchen was replaced in the eighth inning Sunday with a left foot contusion after fouling multiple pitches off his foot.

The Giants did not provide any updates on right-hander Johnny Cueto, who left Saturday's outing after 61 pitches due to right elbow discomfort.

Martin Oppegaard is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter at @MartinOppegaard.

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