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KC's Maier hit by pitch, taken to hospital

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CLEVELAND, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Mitch Maier was taken to a hospital Wednesday after being struck in the face by a pitched ball.

A high inside pitch by Cleveland's Zach Jackson ricocheted off Maier's helmet, striking him on the cheek and nose.

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Maier fell to the ground but was able to walk from the playing field with a towel over his face. He was taken to a Cleveland hospital for evaluation.

Cleveland won the game 8-5.

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