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Hong-Chih Kuo returns successfully

Dodgers' reliever, who was battling the yips, looks confident in victory over Tigers

Updated: June 22, 2011, 3:42 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The inning was taking forever.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hadn't scored, and they wouldn't score, but they were picking now as the time to finally show patience at the plate? Now, when Hong-Chih Kuo was standing on a mound down in the bullpen, throwing a few pitches here and there but mostly just standing there, waiting, occasionally breaking the monotony by tossing a ball a few inches into the air and catching it?

He was the picture of calm on the outside, but on the inside, ...

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