- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DENVER (AP) - Pittsburgh pitcher Ross Ohlendorf was hit on the right side of his face by Troy Tulowitzki’s line drive, got checked at a hospital and was back at Coors Field before the game ended Wednesday night.

Ohlendorf left after being struck in the first inning. The ball ricocheted into right field for an RBI single, and Ohlendorf managed to stay on his feet.

As the Pirates gathered around Ohlendorf, a concerned Tulowitzki squatted at first base and watched.

Ohlendorf was taken to a Denver hospital, where a CT scan was negative and it was determined he had a bad contusion with an abrasion. He returned to the ballpark while the Pirates and Colorado Rockies played.

Ohlendorf gave up three hard-hit balls to start the game. Seth Smith led off with a single to right but was doubled off first when Jonathan Herrera lined out to second.

After Carlos Gonzalez singled up the middle, Tulowitzki lined Ohlendorf’s third pitch off Ohlendorf.



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