NEW YORK (AP) -- San Diego Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson has left Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets with a strained right groin.
Hudson is day to day. He has been on the disabled list twice this season, because of a strained left groin and a strained right hamstring.
Starting in the cleanup spot for the first time in his 10-year career, Hudson hit an RBI double in the fourth inning. One out later, he scored with a nifty, late, feet-first slide across the plate on Aaron Cunningham's single.
Hudson also left his feet to snare pitcher Chris Capuano's line drive in the bottom of the fourth.
He appeared to be OK, but Hudson was lifted for pinch-hitter Alberto Gonzalez in the fifth. Gonzalez flied out and remained in the game at second base.