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Rowand beaned, suffers cheek fractures

Updated: April 17, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- San Francisco Giants center fielder Aaron Rowand sustained two small fractures in his left cheekbone and a mild concussion in Friday night's 10-8 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers when he was hit in the helmet and face by a pitch from Vicente Padilla in the fifth inning.

Rowand was struck on the bill of the helmet, one pitch after Padilla was visited on the mound by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.

Rowand spent a few minutes on his knees behind home plate after ...

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