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Matt Joyce Leaves Rangers Game With 'Forearm Strain'

Rays outfielder Matt Joyce left Tuesday's game against the Rangers in the second inning due to a left forearm strain. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports Joyce is day-to-day.

In the meantime, Sam Fuld is replacing Joyce in right field against Texas. Joyce struck out swinging in his only at-bat on Tuesday. In Fuld's first plate appearance, he singled to shallow right field.

Joyce is hitting .255 this season, but has a .304 batting average against the Rangers in 46 plate appearances.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead against the Rays in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run by Ian Kinsler.

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