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Orioles' Markakis breaks thumb

12:59 AM, Sep 9, 2012   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis suffered a broken left thumb during Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees.

Markakis left the game in the fifth inning after taking a CC Sabathia pitch off his left hand.

"I knew it was broken. I knew it as soon as he hit it," Markakis said. "I knew how it hit me and I couldn't bend my thumb."

Markakis missed six weeks earlier this season when he had surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his right wrist.

"I've had a pretty banged up 2012. Never broken a bone, no surgeries or nothing," Markakis said. "I've got two surgeries and two broken bones in one season. That's how it goes. I'll move on and I'll get better as quick as I can."

He is batting .298 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in 104 games this season.

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