Red Sox’s Hill leaves start with sprained kneeon July 1, 2022 at 10:48 pm

CHICAGO — Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill left Friday’s start against the Chicago Cubs because of a sprained left knee.

Hill had a 4-0 lead through four innings before exiting during a three-run fifth.

The 42-year-old left-hander walked P.J. Higgins leading off. Nelson Vel?zquez then tripled off the center-field wall and scored on a groundout by Christopher Morel,

Hill appeared to be shaking his leg at one point and was visited by an athletic trainer. Hill exited after hitting Patrick Wisdom to load the bases with two outs.

Tyler Danish came in and walked Rafael Ortega, cutting the gap to 4-3.

Hill, who debuted with the Cubs in 2005, gave up three runs and three hits. He walked four and struck out three.

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