Sheets leaves game with strained right groin

CHICAGO -- Ben Sheets left Wednesday's
game against the Chicago Cubs after three innings because of a
strained right groin.

In the bottom of the third, Sheets reached down to tag out Ryan
at third base after the Cubs player tried to advance on an

Sheets gave up four hits and no runs on a damp, 44-degree day at
Wrigley Field. The start of the game was delayed 71 minutes by

Sheets has now gone four starts without a victory. His lone win
came in the April 2 season opener when he threw a two-hitter
against the Dodgers.

Elmer Dessens replaced Sheets to start the bottom of the fourth.