Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/7/12
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The bullpen, the Angels' weakest link, may have been weakened even further in the ninth inning Sunday when in the span of three pitches two relievers were injured by line drives. First up was Scott Downs, who hasn't given up a run in 11 appearances this season. He appeared to tweak his left knee trying to avoid a single up the middle by Toronto's J.P. Arencibia and had to leave in favor of LaTroy Hawkins. Then Hawkins, who has given up only one earned run in 10 games, saw Omar Vizquel line a shot that the pitcher caught, but not before the ball got a piece of the little finger on his pitching hand. Hawkins doubled off the runner at first base to complete a game-ending double play, earning his first save since 2009. But Hawkins later tweeted a picture of the disfigured finger in a splint. X-rays, the pitcher said, showed the finger was broken. Hawkins and Downs will be reevaluated Monday, Manager Mike Scioscia said. "Right now, we're just trying to assess the injuries," Scioscia said. "We'll get a little more information and see if we have to make any moves."
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