Cubs CF Heyward goes out with injury after diving for liner

August 31, 2018
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Chicago Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward watches a ball off the bat of Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman bounce past him in left field after diving for it during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — Chicago Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward had to leave a game against the Atlanta Braves after diving for a liner by Freddie Freeman .

Heyward went out with tightness in his right hamstring. The team said he is still being evaluated.

Heyward was able to walk off the field, getting a hug from former teammate Freeman on his way to the Cubs dugout .

Albert Amora Jr. took over in center.

Heyward failed to knock down Freeman’s hit, which rolled all the way to the wall for a two-run triple that tied Thursday night’s game at 3.


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