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Ryal not dwelling on scary hit vs. Kuroda

Ryal not dwelling on scary hit vs. Kuroda

PHOENIX -- D-backs reserve infielder Rusty Ryal said if he should face Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda in the series finale Wednesday, it wouldn't be any different than facing any other right-hander.

Last August, Ryal hit a line drive that caromed off Kuroda's head in a game at Chase Field.

"I said what I needed to say when it happened," Ryal said. "It was an unfortunate situation and it happened. We take the same chance as [pitchers] do when we get in the box, except we don't have control of the ball. I'm glad to see he is back on the mound."

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Ryal has been one of the National League's best pinch-hitters to start the season, as he is 6-for-13 (.462) entering Tuesday's action. The six hits tie Pittsburgh's Delwyn Young for the NL lead.

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