LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco leadoff hitter Nori Aoki has left the Giants’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after getting hit by a pitch.
Aoki apparently was hit in the foot by Carlos Frias’ second pitch Saturday. He ran the bases and scored before leaving in the bottom half of the first inning.
Aoki stayed down on the dirt for a long time after Frias’ low pitch hit him. He eventually got up and took first base, but appeared to be struggling to get to third on Joe Panik’s ensuing double.
Aoki scored on Angel Pagan’s sacrifice fly, but Gregor Blanco moved from right to left when the Giants took the field. Justin Maxwell took over in right field.
Aoki is batting .317 with two homers and 19 RBIs.
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