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Lerew hit in ribs by comebacker

Updated: July 21, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Anthony Lerew was struck by a liner in the second inning of the Kansas City Royals' 13-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, leaving him with bruised ribs.

Edwin Encarnacion's comebacker hit Lerew in the rib cage area. The pitcher threw to first for the out, then doubled over in pain by the mound.

"Nothing is broken. It looks a lot worse than it is, especially the bicep," Lerew said after the game. "The ribs hurt more than the bicep even ...

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