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Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter (48) leans over plate umpire Greg Gibson after they collided while Hunter tried to score on a double by Kendrys Morales against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Gibson was injured and had to leave the game. Hunter was out on the play. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Umpire hurt in Indians-Angels game

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Los Angeles Angels assistant athletic trainer Rick Smith daps blood from the face of plate umpire Greg Gibson, injured after he and Torii Hunter, right, tried to score on a Kendrys Morales double against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Gibson had to leave the game. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Umpire Greg Gibson left Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians after being kicked in the head during a play at home plate.

Torii Hunter tried to score from first base on a double by Kendrys Morales that went over the head of Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Third baseman Jack Hannahan got the relay from Choo and threw to catcher Carlos Santana, who made a swipe tag on Hunter as he came in with a headfirst slide.

Hunter tried to get a piece of the plate with his hand and missed, but his left spike caught Gibson flush on the left temple and knocked him flat. He didn't move for a few anxious moments before getting up and leaving the field under his own power after being examined by Angels trainer Rick Smith.

He was replaced behind the plate by first base umpire Manny Gonzalez.

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