#Cubs Hammel leaves with hamstring injury
Cubs starter Jason Hammel left Wednesday’s game after throwing 12 pitches in the first inning with left hamstring tightness.
Hammel retired the side in order in the first, and appeared to pull up when Matt Carpenter hit a grounder to first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the second out.
Before Jorge Soler’s at-bat in the Cubs’ first, Chicago manager Joe Maddon went out to talk to home plate umpire Pat Hoberg, and Clayton Richard started warming up in the bullpen.
This was Hammel’s 17th start of the season.
— Carrie Muskat