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Washington Nationals LF Jayson Werth leaves game

By The Sports Xchange
Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth (28) reacts after striking out in the eighth inning at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2017. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/ed04671f2632debf670b2baa38ed1337/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth (28) reacts after striking out in the eighth inning at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2017. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth, who started Saturday's game with the Philadelphia Phillies, was replaced in the field in the top of the eighth by Chris Heisey.

There was no immediate word on the condition of Werth. The Nationals are one of the few teams that do not give possible injury updates during a game.

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On a night when the gametime temperature was 58 degrees, there was no obvious sign that Werth was hurt. He made a long run into the alley on a double by Ty Kelly in the seventh. Werth singled to lead off the last of the seventh and then was retired when Bryce Harper reached on a fielder's choice as Werth slid into second.

Werth is hitting .303 with six homers and 11 RBIs.

Earlier in the game, the Nationals used two other bench players -- Wilmer Difo and Brian Goodwin -- as pinch hitters. That left Adam Lind and catcher Jose Lobaton as the only position players on the bench after Heisey came in.

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