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Bronson Arroyo Pitches with Mono, John Danks with Root Canal Infection

Who said hockey players were the only tough guys around? Bronson Arroyo and John Danks would beg to differ.

Bronson Arroyo was diagnosed with mono on March 26th yet he still took the mound Sunday to make his season debut for the Reds. The reliable workhorse went seven innings of three-run ball, grabbing his first win of the season as the Reds swept the Brewers 12-3. Arroyo’s been battling mono for about a month and says he has a cough and feels rundown at the end of days, but the virus didn’t stop him from taking the hill and posting the win.

Not to be outdone, John Danks took the rubber for the White Sox despite a visit to the dentist Saturday. Danks had to get an infected tooth cleaned out where he previously had a root canal, and he spent an hour in the dentist chair. Danks pitched well giving up just two runs over six innings, but unlike the first two games of the series, Chicago’s offense couldn’t score. The bullpen blew the game and the White Sox lost 7-1, but Danks no doubt earned tough guy points with his teammates for the effort.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak; Joe Robbins/Getty Images


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