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SF Giants' Johnny Cueto could be out for a week with groin strain

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto winces after injuring himself during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. Cueto was taken out of the game soon after. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto winces after injuring himself during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. Cueto was taken out of the game soon after. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto could miss his next scheduled start because of a groin strain.

The right-hander had an MRI on Wednesday that confirmed a Grade 1 strain, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Bochy says Cueto could be out up to a week, which leaves the All-Star questionable for next week.

Cueto (17-5) was forced out of his start Tuesday night in the sixth inning because of the injury.

San Francisco is in the thick of the NL wild-card race, and the Giants haven't finalized contingency plans if Cueto can't make his next start.

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