Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla escaped a scary incident without serious injury.
Uggla says he is fine after getting hit by a pitch in the back of the neck during the sixth inning of the Braves' 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
''There's a little sensation,'' Uggla said. ''I'm good. Luckily, I never went black or anything like that. I feel fine.''
Uggla left the game after being struck by minor leaguer Branden Pinder's pitch. He was hit on the ear flap by a pitch last July.
''I know it wasn't intentional,'' Uggla said of Tuesday's pitch. ''But anytime you get hit, especially in the head or shoulder area, your first instinct is get a little angry. You shake it off, and take your base.''
Ichiro Suzuki doubled for the Yankees in his first game since being involved in a vehicle accident.
Suzuki was not injured in the crash that totaled his SUV a few miles from Steinbrenner Field after last Saturday's game with Detroit.
''I talked to him and he said he feels gr...