Scott likely headed to DL

BALTIMORE– Luke Scott is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list. Scott left Wednesday’s Orioles-Athletics game with a left hamstring strain after blasting a one-out, solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning.

His blast came on the heels of teammate Ty Wigginton’s homer, and as he rounded first base Scott shortened up his stride and limped around the basepaths, occasionally grabbing his left leg.

Scott gingerly touched home plate, pausing to point both fingers to the heavens to cause thunderous applause from the crowd.

Television cameras showed Scott carefully walking down the dugout steps with head athletic trainer Richard Bancells. The homer broke a 6-6 tie and capped a productive night for Scott, who walked three times and scored three of Baltimore’s first seven runs.

Scott said afterward that he wasn’t sure his ball had cleared the fence, and was hustling around first base when the injury occurred. He acknowledged the strain would likely sideline him for two weeks.

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