Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/19/13
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ARLINGTON, Texas It will take more than three stitches to keep the Rangers' Ian Kinsler out of a game. Kinsler, who just returned from the disabled list over the weekend, suffered a cut on the left side of his face after a home plate collision in the third inning Tuesday. Kinsler was cut by the mask of Oakland catcher John Jason when he scored from second on a single to center field. After a brief delay before the start of the fourth inning, Kinsler returned to his spot at second base wearing a blood-stained jersey and a large bandage covering the three stitches that were required to close the wound. "Yeah, it was a pretty bad cut," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He got stitched up. The ball took the catcher into the line and Kinsler hit the mask. I guess that's why they tell catchers, don't take the mask off." Home plate umpire Paul Nauert pointed out the bleeding to Kinsler and Washington, then held up the start of the next inning for a few minutes. In addition to g...
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