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Hawpe leaves game with cramp

Hawpe leaves game with cramp

DENVER -- The Rockies removed right fielder Brad Hawpe from Tuesday night's 6-5 loss to the Giants for "precautionary reasons" after Hawpe suffered cramping in his right hamstring.

Manager Clint Hurdle replaced Hawpe with Ryan Spilborghs in the eighth inning. Hawpe had gone 0-for-3, to fall to .231 on the season. But Hawpe did have an RBI, his 17th of the season, on a fielder's choice groundout in the third inning.

A Rockies spokesman said Hawpe is "day-to-day." The Rockies and Giants are scheduled to play Wednesday afternoon.

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Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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