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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Matt Moore walked off the field after being hit in the mouth by a line drive that he partially blocked with his glove in the fourth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Moore got his glove up just in time to deflect a line shot by Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, recovering to throw out Bogaerts for the final out of the inning. Moore lifted his jersey up to his lip, which was bleeding.
But that also ended Moore’s outing as he was driven from the field, sitting up in a cart.
“Right now there’s no dizziness, I understand, no headaches. That’s a good thing,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “Let’s just wait until tomorrow and see what’s concluded.”
Moore will have X-rays on Monday to make sure there are no fractures in his jaw or broken roots for his teeth.
Moore said his jaw below his right ear is sore from the impact.
“I remember as soon as it hit me just looking for the ball, which I feel very fortunate that I didn’t fall and cover my face. It kind of hit me right on the mouth, I think,” he said.
“It happened really fast. It’s not like I tracked it the whole way in and I saw it hit my mouth. It was like boom-boom. Boom, there’s the ball, get it. Probably very fortunate this happened on a Sunday, the Lord’s day and maybe not another day. I definitely feel fortunate to just have it hit my mouth and not anywhere potentially more dangerous.”
Moore’s injury comes just four days after Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a liner and had surgery to repair a broken bone above his eye.
Moore earned the win, going four innings without giving up a hit but allowing a run and four walks and four strikeouts and a wild pitch.
Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront had another rough outing, his second in as many starts, going 4 1-3 innings, giving up eight runs and 10 hits, including a home run, and two walks with six strikeouts and a balk.
Moore retired the first seven batters he faced before walking Will Middlebrooks in the third. It was one of four walks he allowed in the inning, forcing in a run.
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