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Umpire Vanover leaves game with head injury

Removed in third inning after taking Trumbo foul tip off mask in first

Umpire Vanover leaves game with head injury

ANAHEIM -- Home plate umpire Larry Vanover left the game in the top of the third inning with a possible concussion after taking a foul tip off his mask in the first inning of a game between the Angels and Orioles at Angel Stadium.

Vanover was hit in the mask by a Mark Trumbo foul tip in the bottom of the first, but remained in the game for another inning before being removed.

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Manny Gonzalez, who started the game as the second base umpire, took over behind the plate in the top of the third after a brief delay to allow him to put on home-plate gear.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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