St. Louis' Piscotty hit 3 times in same inning

St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty falls after being hit in the head with the ball while scoring during the fifth inning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis outfielder Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals' game against the Cubs after he was hit in the head by a ball while sliding into home, part of one rough inning.

Piscotty departed in the fifth inning with a head contusion, and the team says he will be evaluated again on Wednesday.

Piscotty reached when he was hit by a pitch from Jake Arrieta. He was hit again by catcher Willson Contreras' throw when he stole second.

Piscotty then scored from second on Kolten Wong's infield hit to the right side of the mound. Cubs second baseman Javier Baez threw home, but the ball went off Piscotty's head.

"I've never seen (a trip around the bases) like that before," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.



Piscotty, who agreed to a $33.5 million, six-year contract a day earlier, was down on the field for several minutes after being hit Tuesday night. He eventually walked off the field.

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