OAKLAND, Calif. -- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez left Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the sixth inning after getting hit in the lower right leg with a hard grounder off the bat of Chad Pinder.
Pinder beat the play out for an infield hit.
Jimenez pitched 5 1/3 innings of six-hit ball. He struck out a season-high 11, eight of which came in the first three innings. His career-high is 13.
"I was lucky it didn't get any bones or anything,'' Jimenez said. "Got me in the side of the calf. It got me in the same spot where I got hit in Minnesota the last day before the All-Star break, so it wasn't 100 percent pain-free yet. It got me in the same spot.''