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Leius and Fryman Hurt

July 4, 1999

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Scott Leius of the Kansas City Royals and Travis Fryman of the Cleveland Indians were injured in separate plays and removed from the second game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.

Leius dislocated his right shoulder while making a throw from first base in the second inning. Fryman sprained a ligament in his right knee in a collision with Leius’ replacement, Jeremy Giambi, in the sixth inning.

Leius fielded David Justice’s grounder and was prepared to throw home in an attempt on Enrique Wilson, who was running from third.

``It is possible ligament damage,″ Royals manager Tony Muser said. ``They took him to the hospital and they popped it back in tonight, and he’ll go to Kansas City and have an MRI tomorrow.″

Pitcher Don Wengert, who had broken from the mound to try and field the grounder, blocked Leius, who double pumped.

Wengert ducked and Leius did make the throw, then doubled over in pain, clutching his right arm. The throw to catcher Tim Spehr was too late and Wilson scored the sixth run of Cleveland’s eight-run inning.

In the sixth, Fryman grounded out to third baseman Joe Randa, whose throw caused Giambi to reach to his right. Fryman ran into Giambi and straddled the first baseman for an instant before being hurt as he landed.

Leius was taken to Lutheran Hospital for treatment. Fryman, who sprained his medial collateral ligament, will have an MRI at Lutheran Hospital on Sunday.

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