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Jennings leaves game with knee soreness

ST. PETERSBURG -- Desmond Jennings left Sunday's game against the A's in the third inning with left knee soreness.

The Rays didn't say when the injury occurred, but it may have happened in the first inning, when Jennings slid headfirst into home to score on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Keppinger.

Jennings made the second out of the second inning when he was thrown out at first on a grounder to short. On the play, Jennings hustled down the line and almost beat the throw.

Elliot Johnson moved to left field to replace Jennings at the beginning of the third inning and Will Rhymes entered the game to play second for Johnson.

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ST. Full Game Coverage PETERSBURG -- Desmond Jennings left Sunday's game against the A's in the third inning with left knee soreness.

The Rays didn't say when the injury occurred, but it may have happened in the first inning, when Jennings slid headfirst into home to score on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Keppinger.

Jennings made the second out of the second inning when he was thrown out at first on a grounder to short. On the play, Jennings hustled down the line and almost beat the throw.

Elliot Johnson moved to left field to replace Jennings at the beginning of the third inning and Will Rhymes entered the game to play second for Johnson.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.