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Kuroda released from hospital

Updated: August 17, 2009, 4:26 PM ET
The Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda was released from the hospital Sunday morning and cleared to fly home with the team after taking a liner off his head in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The cheery prognosis had no effect on Kuroda's feelings about the scary play.

"Yes, I feel lucky. I feel lucky to be alive and to be able to get back on the mound again," Kuroda said after Los Angeles' 9-3 victory over Arizona on Sunday. ...

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