July 23, 2017 / 6:56 AM / a year ago

Astros' Moran taken to hospital with facial injury

(Reuters) - Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran was taken to hospital after fouling a ball off the left side of his face during the sixth inning against Baltimore on Saturday. Playing in just the second game of his Major League career, Moran fouled off a pitch by Baltimore’s Darren O’Day and the ball went straight up and hit him on face.

Jul 22, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran (19) gets carted off the field after fouling a ball off his face in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Trainers rushed out onto the field and applied towels to Moran’s face, which began to bleed.

The 24-year-old tried to walk off of the field but his knees momentarily buckled and he was taken away on a cart.

Marwin Gonzalez took over the ‘at-bat’ and hit a three-run homer as the Astros went on to win 8-4.

Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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