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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong was carted off the field after getting struck in the head by a pitch in the second inning of a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
With the bases loaded and Pittsburgh leading 1-0, Rockies starter Jordan Lyles (1-2) hit Vogelsong in the left cheek with a 92 mph fastball. Vogelson was making his second start of the season, filling in because of a rainout Sunday.
The Pirates later said he was admitted to the hospital for injuries to his left eye. Vogelsong was replaced by Wilfredo Boscan (1-0), who got the win in relief.
The Pirates took an early lead on Lyles and never looked back. Besides hitting Vogelsong, the right-hander walked three, allowed two stolen bases, threw a wild pitch and gave up six runs over 2 1/3 innings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past Cincinnati 1-0 Monday night for their eighth straight win over the Reds.
Kershaw (7-1) struck out seven, ending his franchise-record streak of six starts in a row with at least 10 strikeouts. He gave the bullpen some much-needed rest after the Dodgers used a combined 13 relievers in consecutive extra-inning games at San Diego last weekend.
The left-hander retired his final 17 batters after issuing just his fifth walk of the season to Joey Votto leading off the fourth. Kershaw threw 102 pitches.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday.
Hartline, 29, spent only one season with the Browns. A native of nearby Canton, Ohio, he had 46 receptions for 523 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 after signing a two-year deal worth $6 million, including $3 million guaranteed.
Cleveland will save $3 million against the salary cap.
The Browns drafted four receivers in April, including their first-round pick, Corey Coleman of Baylor.
Hartline spent his first six NFL seasons with the Dolphins. His best seasons were 2012 and 2013, when he had more than 1,000 yards receiving in both years.