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Howell impressed by Dodger Stadium crowd

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LOS ANGELES -- J.P. Howell made a solid first impression in his Dodgers debut on Wednesday night with two clean innings, and he gave an assist to the sellout Dodger Stadium crowd.

"I've played for Kansas City and Tampa, and the only time I've really been in a stadium this loud was Yankee Stadium, and being the opponent, they're all cheering against me," said Howell. "To have it for me, it gets the adrenaline going and it helps. The crowds here are amazing. I can get used to this."

Howell was signed as a free agent after the Dodgers learned that left-handed reliever Scott Elbert needed a second elbow operation.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter and Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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