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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Hernandez struck by line drive, leaves game

By Randy Jennings

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was struck by a line drive on the right forearm and had to leave the game. He was diagnosed with a contusion.

Michael Young lined a pitch that hit Hernandez a couple of inches above the wrist on the forearm.

The training staff rushed to the field and Hernandez was escorted to the dugout.

He ended up going 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits while striking out three and walking one.

Texas has a 7-2 lead and is still batting in the bottom of the fourth inning.