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Adrian pulled after getting plunked in elbow

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman and cleanup hitter Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday night's Freeway Series game with the Angels in the fourth inning after being hit with a pitch in the bottom of the third, but only for precautionary reasons.

Gonzalez was struck in the right elbow by Angels starter Hector Santiago with a two-seam fastball.

"I came out just because it went numb," said Gonzalez, whose elbow was noticeably bruised. "No need to stay out there and risk it getting swollen when I could come in and take care of it right away."

Gonzalez had been scheduled for a third plate appearance but opted instead for ice.

"I would have gotten another at-bat or two," he said. "Another at-bat or two is not going to change my season."

The inside fastball was delivered immediately after Hanley Ramirez belted an opposite-field fastball a batter earlier.

Gonzalez said he expects to play against the Angels again on Friday night "unless something happens overnight."

Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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