9/13 Morning Marquee: Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch


In a terrifying moment on Thursday night, young Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch from the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Fiers, prompting the outfielder to collapse instantly, clutching his face. Later reports from the organization indicated he sustained dental damage, multiple facial fractures and lacerations from the incident and Miami manager Mike Redmond indicated that it appeared unlikely Stanton would return again this season.

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Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in the Bronx, but Chris Young played spoiler, ending the no-hit bid and eventually hitting a walk-off, three-run home run in the ninth to give the Yankees a much-needed win over the Rays. In that game, Chase Headley was also hit in the face by a pitch – but his injuries seemed less severe than Stanton’s.

The Cubs enjoyed a much-needed off-day on Thursday, but will begin a weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, looking to snap a season-high six-game losing streak. Chicago will hope to get first baseman Anthony Rizzo back soon, as well, as the young first baseman works his way back from a lower back injury that has sidelined him for several weeks.

Here’s more from around the league:

“Stanton badly injured; benches clear” – Marlin Maniac

“Cubs look to right the ship against the Pirates” – Cubbies Crib

“Yankees come back as Young blasts walk-off homer” – Yanks Go Yard

“Selig: MLB mulled domestic violence policy” – ESPN

“Cubs’ Rizzo nearing return from injury” – Cubbies Crib