Yoenis homers before leaving with upset stomach

Yoenis homers before leaving with upset stomach

OAKLAND - It was just two innings after A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit his seventh home run of the season when he was forced to exit the game against the Rangers because of an upset stomach.

After the game, a 5-1 A's win, manager Bob Melvin said the team did not believe Cespedes had been hit by a virus, noting, "They think he should be in good shape to play tomorrow."

Cespedes ran out to center field to warm up for the fifth inning but ran back to the dugout before the frame began. Melvin moved right fielder Brandon Moss to center in Cespedes' place and inserted Michael Taylor into right field.

Cespedes' third-inning home run off Rangers righty Justin Grimm followed a 1-for-20 slump.

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