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Aaron Harang hit hard in Dodgers' 8-7 loss to Padres

March 15, 2013|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Aaron Harang allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks in four innings.
Aaron Harang allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks in… (Matt York / Associated Press )

PEORIA, Ariz. – Aaron Harang was hit hard Friday in the Dodgers’ 8-7, walk-off defeat to the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.

In the first game of the Dodgers’ split-squad, split-site, day-night doubleheader, Harang was charged with five runs (four earned), six hits and two walks in four innings.

“I felt when I got out of the stretch, I was rushing a little bit too much,” Harang said. “I wasn’t getting ahead and letting myself expand the strike zone. I was staying too much off the plate and having to work back over because I was falling behind in the count.”

In his next bullpen session, Harang said he would work on his timing when pitching out of the stretch.

Harang departed from the game with the Dodgers trailing, 5-1. He was replaced by Shawn Tolleson, who was struck in his throwing elbow by a comebacker by Padres reliever Anthony Bass.

“It should be fine,” Tolleson said.

There were no plans for Tolleson to undergo an MRI or X-ray exam.

The Dodgers’ reserves scored five runs in the eighth inning, which started with an infield hit by 2012 first-round pick Corey Seager.

Seager, 18, played the final three innings at shortstop.

The Dodgers pulled ahead, 7-5, in the eight inning. However, reliever Fabio Castro gave up three runs to the Padres in the bottom of the ninth inning, the last of them on a single by Travis Jankowski.

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