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Anderson, LeMahieu exit in Miami opener

Starter had trouble breathing on mound; tight hamstring for second baseman
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MIAMI -- Starter Tyler Anderson left the Rockies' 1-0 win over the Marlins on Friday night at Marlins Park after feeling lightheaded on the mound.

Trainers and Rockies manager Bud Black came out of the dugout to take a look at the left-hander after he completed his warmup pitches prior to the start of the second inning when he reached for his left side. But Anderson remained in the game and struck out Brian Anderson with a 92.6-mph fastball. He then reached 93.6 mph against Justin Bour before the Marlins' first baseman singled.

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MIAMI -- Starter Tyler Anderson left the Rockies' 1-0 win over the Marlins on Friday night at Marlins Park after feeling lightheaded on the mound.

Trainers and Rockies manager Bud Black came out of the dugout to take a look at the left-hander after he completed his warmup pitches prior to the start of the second inning when he reached for his left side. But Anderson remained in the game and struck out Brian Anderson with a 92.6-mph fastball. He then reached 93.6 mph against Justin Bour before the Marlins' first baseman singled.

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But four pitches later, Anderson was taken out with a 3-1 count to Cameron Maybin, with right-hander Antonio Senzatela coming in from the bullpen.

Anderson said he felt a little tweak in between the first and second innings and was cautious in throwing his warmup pitches prior to the second.

"For some reason, I got really, really lightheaded and I felt like I was about to pass out," Anderson said. "So I waited, stepped off [the mound] to try to catch my breath."

Anderson said he still couldn't slow down, however.

"I just had a hard time catching my breath. But physically, I felt like I was OK," Anderson said. "I wanted to stay in there, but of course [the doctors] don't fool around with something like that."

Video: COL@MIA: Black on Anderson leaving early, bullpen

Anderson said he hadn't had anything like that happen to him in the past and told Black that he would be ready out of the bullpen on Saturday if needed.

The injury bug bit again, this time with DJ LeMahieu. The Rockies' leadoff hitter legged out a two-out double in the third inning, but in his haste to get to the bag, he slid somewhat awkwardly and experienced right hamstring tightness.

"It just felt kind of like a cramp when I was just about to slide," LeMahieu said. "It feels all right now, so hopefully it feels good tomorrow."

To make matters worse, LeMahieu was picked off at second, unable to push off his right leg to return to the bag.

Video: COL@MIA: Urena nabs LeMahieu at second, call stands

LeMahieu stayed in the game to play second base in the bottom half of the third, but he came out an inning later when Pat Valaika replaced him as the second baseman.

"Hopefully that's not a bad one, either," Black said during an in-game interview with AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami.

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