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Michael Kirkman hit in face, leaves game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- LHP Michael Kirkman was hit in the face by a hard-hit grounder and left the game.

The ball bounced in front of home plate and went straight at Kirkman, who put his glove up, but couldn't snag it. Trainer Jamie Reed and pitching coach Mike Maddux checked on him and they took him out of the game. He walked off under his own power.

The Rangers and Dodgers are tied at four in the bottom of the seventh. Pedro Strop gave up a two-run homer to Kemp that tied the score.

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia came out of the game an inning earlier and was pleased with how he felt. He made one throw to second and it was on the bag, but the runner got in the way of Joaquin Arias as he tried to catch it on the stolen base attempt. Saltalamacchia had a double to center field and was 1-for-2.