Franklin leaves game with left knee laceration.

Seattle infielder Nick Franklin left Tuesday’s game against the

Oakland Athletics after the top of the eighth inning with a left

knee laceration.

Franklin beat a throw to the plate and caught his left knee on

the cleats of A’s catcher Derek Norris. His pants were torn and the

laceration required stitches.

Franklin had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three

runs in the game.

Norris also left the game with an apparent left knee injury.