Royals pitcher hit by line drive, able to walk off field

Kansas City Royals pitcher Ryan Yarbrough was able to walk off the field Sunday after being hit in the face with a line drive.

The incident took place in the top of the sixth inning at home against the Oakland Athletics.

Yarbrough threw a 3-2 pitch to Athletics first basemen Ryan Noda and was hit with the batted ball. Yarbarough appears to try and duck but is struck on the left side of his face.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez was able to pick up the ball and throw Noda out.

The good news is that Yarbrough was able to walk off the field after being helped to his feet. He covered his face with a towel as he made his way into the dugout.

Following the game Royals manager Matt Quatraro told reporters that Yarbrough was alert and that he had been taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.

Yarbrough finished the outing allowing three hits and a run though 5 2/3 innings of work and earned the win in a 5-1 Royals victory.

John Bman
John Bman
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