Nori Aoki exits with lower leg bruise after being hit by pitch

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES --San Franciscoleadoff hitter Nori Aokileft the Giants' 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgerswith a lower leg bruise after getting hit by a pitch.

Aoki was hit in the leg by Carlos Frias' second pitch Saturday. He ran the bases and scored before leaving in the bottom half of the first inning.Justin Maxwell replaced Aoki and hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

Aoki said after the game he'll decide Sunday morning whether he can play.

Aoki stayed down on the dirt for a long time after Frias' low pitch hit him. He eventually got up and took first base but appeared to be struggling to get to third on Joe Panik's ensuing double.

Aoki scored on Angel Pagan's sacrifice fly, but Gregor Blanco moved from right to left when the Giants took the field. Maxwell took over in right field.

Aoki is batting .317 with two homers and 19 RBIs.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.