Rockies’ Senzatela out against Giants with back injury

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela left a game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night with a back injury after throwing a warm-up pitch in the third inning.

Senzatela winced and cautiously walked off the mound after suffering what the team later said was a lower back strain. Manager Bud Black and the team’s coaches came out to check on him and quickly determined he couldn’t go any further.

He was replaced by reliever Ty Blach.

Senzatela pitched two innings and allowed one hit before having to make an early exit. He walked one and struck out three. He entered the game 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA.

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