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Ohlendorf expects to make next start

DENVER -- Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ross Ohlendorf says he feels fine a day after being hit in the head by a line drive and expects to make his next start.

Ohlendorf says he anticipates being cleared to work out sometime Thursday. He says he feels a little sore.

Ohlendorf was hit on the right side of the face by Troy Tulowitzki's line drive in the first inning Wednesday night at Colorado. He was checked at a local hospital and returned to Coors Field before the Pirates finished their 6-2 win over Colorado.

He says he slept well but was awakened throughout the night by a member of the Pirates' training staff who checked on him.

Ohlendorf is scheduled to start Monday against the Cincinnati Reds.

In other injury news, the Pirates scratched center fielder Andrew McCutchen from Thursday's game with a sore right shoulder. Jose Tabata was expected start in his place.

The Pirates say McCutchen is day to day. He is hitting .293 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.