Found September 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
In what was a very scary moment for baseball, A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy left Wednesday's game against the Angels after getting hit in the head by an Erick Aybar line drive. Pitching in the fourth inning of what was then a 3-1 game in favor of Los Angeles, McCarthy couldn't react in time to the ball hit by Aybar and was only able to turn his head at the last moment to avoid a more serious injury. The ball bounced all the way to A's third baseman Josh Donaldson, who had the awareness to throw Aybar out at first before...
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Your browser does not support iframes. There was a scary moment in the fourth inning of the Angels-A’s game in Oakland on Wednesday when pitcher Brandon McCarthy was hit in the head by a line drive. McCarthy threw Erick Aybar a 3-1 fastball that the shortstop tagged on a line. McCarthy tried turning to his left to avoid the liner, but he got clocked on the right side of his head...

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