MLB batting leader Tulo leaves Rockies’ game with leg cramp

Troy Tulowitzki leads the majors in batting average (.340) and runs (71).

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Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was forced out of Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates by a cramp in his left thigh.

Tulowitzki was running out a groundball to shortstop in the top of the fourth inning when he grabbed his left leg halfway down the first-base line. He was thrown out easily and gingerly made his way to the dugout before being replaced by Josh Rutledge.

The 29-year-old Tulowitzki is in the middle of a career season. He began play Saturday leading the major leagues with a .342 batting average. His 71 runs are also tops in the majors. 

"Nothing serious," Tulowitzki said after Rockies’ 3-2, 11-inning loss. "We’ll see how I wake up (Sunday). The good news is I don’t think I tore anything or did anything to where I’m going to miss an extended period of time."