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Bourn cuts index finger sliding into first

By Sheldon Ocker Published: April 14, 2013

   CLEVELAND: Michael Bourn sustained a cut in his right index finger that needed five stitches to close after sliding into first base in the eighth inning.

   With two outs and the Tribe traling 3-1, Bourn slapped a ground ball to Adam Dunn at first. When reliever Matt Thornton ran over to cover the bat, he inadvertently stepped on Bourn's hand. Bourn was safe at first but had to leave the game.

   ""They stitched it up, so I just have to wait for it to heal,'' Bourn said. ""There was no ligaments or joints messed up, so I'm happy with that.''

  Bourn said he doubted he would be able to play by Wednesday, and it probably will be longer than that. He won't play until the stitches are removed, which could take five to seven days.

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