Twins RHP Baker leaves game in 2nd

Minnesota Twins starter Scott Baker left Thursday night’s game against Detroit after two innings because of pain in his right elbow.

Baker allowed two runs and three hits, including a homer by Don Kelly. He has had trouble keeping his arm loose in some starts this season, and there was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

It is the latest injury for the Twins.

Jason Kubel, Jim Thome and Orlando Hudson are considered day-to-day with bumps and bruises but did not play Thursday.

Justin Morneau has been out nearly two months because of a concussion and pitchers Jose Mijares, Ron Mahay and Kevin Slowey are also on the disabled list.

Jeff Manship replaced Baker in the game.