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Tigers' Wilk hit by foul ball while in dugout

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CHICAGO (AP)

Detroit Tigers starter Adam Wilk left Saturday's game against the White Sox after being hit in his pitching shoulder by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Prince Fielder while sitting in the dugout during the sixth inning.

The Tigers said Wilk had a bruised left shoulder but is expected to make his next start.

Wilk was making his first major league start. He left with the Tigers trailing 2-0. Wilk was holding his left shoulder as he walked into the clubhouse.

Wilk went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in five relief appearances in 2011. He was added to the rotation when Doug Fister was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a left rib muscle strain.

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