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Shuck, Trumbo escape serious injuries

Shuck, Trumbo escape serious injuries

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ARLINGTON -- J.B. Shuck sprained his right ankle while rounding third base in the second inning Thursday night and came out three frames later, but was fine postgame.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the ankle was "a little tender," but Shuck -- replaced by Collin Cowgill for the bottom of the fifth -- expects to play again this weekend.

"It'll be all right," Shuck said after Thursday's 6-5 walk-off loss at Rangers Ballpark.

In the top of the ninth, Mark Trumbo experienced a scare while standing in the on-deck circle when Kole Calhoun's liner grazed him on the right cheek. Trumbo momentarily walked into the dugout to get checked out, but was deemed fine and promptly went back out for his next plate appearance -- eventually striking out to end the inning and cap a 3-for-5 night.

"It was close to my mouth; I didn't want to lose my teeth," Trumbo said. "No blood, no foul."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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