Rangers' Josh Hamilton leaves game

Published April 29, 2012

| Sports Network

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a stiff back.

Hamilton held his back while walking off the field after sliding into second base in the first inning. He was replaced by David Murphy in the top of the third.

In 22 games this season Hamilton is batting .395 with nine home runs and 25 RBI.