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Gardner exits after getting plunked

Gardner exits after getting plunked

LOS ANGELES -- Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers after he was hit on the right forearm by a pitch.

Gardner was batting in the third inning against Los Angeles hurler Clayton Kershaw when he was drilled by a 91-mph fastball. Gardner stayed in the game to run the bases but was removed when the Yankees took the field for the fourth inning.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Gardner did not go for X-rays, but he will be seen in New York by team physician Chris Ahmad on Monday and could receive them then.

"If they order X-rays, they'll get some," Girardi said. "He has some swelling there."

Rookie Chad Huffman replaced Gardner in left field, setting him up for a big two-run single in the ninth inning of New York's come-from-behind, 8-6 victory. Gardner said that he hopes to play on Tuesday against the Mariners.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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