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Hamels lifted from game in fourth after being struck by line drive

Cole Hamels looked sharp for three innings, but gave up a two-run home run to Ryan Braun then was hit on the left side of his body by a line drive off the bat of Prince Fielder, forcing him to exit the game in favor of J.A. Happ.

Hamels lifted from game in fourth after being struck by line drive

Starter Cole Hamels left today´s game after being hit by a line drive in the fourth inning against the Brewers. (AP / Tom Mihalek)
Starter Cole Hamels left today's game after being hit by a line drive in the fourth inning against the Brewers. (AP / Tom Mihalek)

Cole Hamels looked sharp for three innings, but gave up a two-run home run to Ryan Braun then was hit on the left side of his body by a line drive off the bat of Prince Fielder, forcing him to exit the game in favor of J.A. Happ.

Hamels was hit on the left shoulder. He was later declared to have a left shoulder contusion, which is another word for a bruise. The ball bounced off of his body and toward first base. Fielder was credited with an infield single.

After he was struck, Hamels put his hands on his thighs and bent over at the waist. After he was examined by pitching coach Rich Dubee and athletic trainer Mark Anderson, Hamels walked off the field.

Lefty J.A. Happ took over with one out in the fourth and the Phillies trailing 2-0.

Stay tuned for much more.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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