Andrus out with back tightness

Shortstop Elvis Andrus has left the Texas Rangers’ game against

the Minnesota Twins due to lower back tightness.

Andrus, who was the designated hitter in Saturday night’s

lineup, singled with one out in the first against Mike Pelfrey. Ian

Kinsler followed with another single, and Andrus grimaced as he

rounded second base and slowed down as he pulled up at third.

Adam Rosales replaced Andrus and scored on Adrian Beltre’s

sacrifice fly to tie it at 1. The Rangers say Andrus is day to

day.