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Tigers LF Carlos Guillen injures hamstring

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Detroit Tigers left fielder Carlos Guillen strained his left hamstring while running the bases Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

Following their 5-4 victory, the Tigers said they will place Guillen on the 15-day disabled list and call up outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit manager Jim Leyland said Boesch will play Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Texas.

The Tigers were leading 5-3 when Guillen tried to score from second on Scott Sizemore's fifth-inning single. Guillen pulled up midway between third and home and was gently tagged out by catcher Mike Napoli to end the inning.

The switch-hitting Guillen is batting .311 with a home run and eight RBIs in 61 at-bats. The three-time All-Star spent almost three months on the disabled list last season because of inflammation in his right shoulder. He hit .242 with 11 homers and 41 RBIs in 81 games.