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Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong hit in head by fastball, exits game early

Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Ryan Vogelsong left Monday's game early after being hit in the head by a 92-mph fastball.

Vogelsong was at bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning with an 0-2 count when a fastball from Colorado Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles got away, striking Vogelsong in the face, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Vogelsong fell to the ground and lay motionless for a few moments while team trainers rushed to assist him.

Vogelsong was taken off the field in a cart, and was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital, the Tribune-Review reported.

Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›