10/17/2016 16:46 EDT | Updated 10/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer leaves game in first inning due to finger injury

TORONTO — Cleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer was forced to leave Game 3 of the American League Championship Series due to a finger injury. 

Bauer got the start despite cutting his finger while repairing a drone last Thursday. He needed 11 stitches to close the wound.

After Bauer issued a two-out walk to Troy Tulowitzki, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons asked the home-plate umpire to check on the pitcher as blood could be seen dripping down his hand.

Indians manager Terry Francona came out of the dugout and talked with Bauer and the umpires before the decision was made that he would have to leave the game.

Bauer issued two walks, had one strikeout and threw nine of his 21 pitches for strikes. He was replaced by right-hander Dan Otero.

The Indians entered play with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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