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27-July-2010Posted by on
When the line drive hit Dan Haren’s right forearm with a sickening smack, a collective shudder pulsed through Angel Stadium. Not even the Boston Red Sox wanted Haren’s debut with the Los Angeles Angels to end with an ugly injury.
A few hours later, Haren grimaced gratefully when he rubbed the bandage on his bruised arm. The right-hander is fairly certain he lost nothing more than a decision Monday night.
David Ortiz hit two homers in the same stadium where he won the Home Run Derby nearly two weeks ago, and Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings in the Red Sox’s 6-3 victory over Haren and the slumping Angels.
Haren struck out eight in his Angels debut before getting tagged by Kevin Youkilis’ fifth-inning line drive while trying to catch it. Los Angeles traded four players to Arizona to land the three-time All-Star, whose forearm will be re-evaluated Tuesday.