Giants’ Sanchez leaves game with sprained knee

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has left Tuesday night’s game

against the Braves after spraining his left knee.

Sanchez singled in the fourth inning and then took off for

second base when pitcher Barry Zito attempted a bunt. Zito missed

the ball and Sanchez appeared to hurt himself when he stopped

running. He was limping as he left the field.

Sanchez started with regular catcher Buster Posey playing first


Brandon Belt ran for Sanchez and remained in the game at first

base and Posey moved to catcher.

The Giants say Sanchez is day to day.