Ross Ohlendorf hit in leg, stays in game

Updated: August 2, 2010, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH -- Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who was lifted from his previous start after being struck in the head by a line drive, was hit in the right leg by a hard-hit shot from the Reds' Jonny Gomes in the first inning Monday.

The line drive ricocheted off Ohlendorf's leg to first baseman Garrett Jones, who beat Gomes to the bag for the out. Ohlendorf smiled and was examined by trainers but stayed in the game.

Ohlendorf made his scheduled start Monday despite being hit in the right temple by a line drive off the bat of Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki -- also in the first inning -- on Wednesday.

Ohlendorf was examined at a nearby hospital but returned to the dugout by the end of the game.


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