Ramirez slips on base, feels a ‘grabbing sensation' in leg


BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell said there was no real concern about the health of Hanley Ramirez after Ramirez had to be checked on by trainers during the bottom of the fourth inning. 

With one out, Ramirez singled to left field and was forced to make retreat to first base three separate times during pickoff attempts by Tigers starter Justin Verlander. On Verlander's third attempt, Ramirez reached for the corner of the first-base bag with his left foot, and his spikes slipped over the top of the base, resulting in an awkward slide into foul territory. 

Ramirez got to his feet and limped for a moment, prompting Farrell and team trainers to leave the Red Sox dugout for a better look. 

"He kind of slipped on the top of the bag," Farrell said later. "He felt a little bit of a grabbing sensation, but nothing to keep him out of the lineup."

Ramirez remained in the game as the team's designated hitter and finished 1-for-4 in Boston's 2-1 walk-off win. 

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