Kinsler is OK after home-plate collision

Ian Kinsler collides with A's catcher John Jaso in the third inning, scoring a run. Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Getty Images

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler didn't have much to say about his home-plate collision with Oakland A's catcher John Jaso, which resulted in three stitches.

"I got cut," Kinsler said, leaving it at that.

Kinsler scored on the two-run single by A.J. Pierzynski, jarring the ball loose from Jaso as he slid to cut the A's lead to 3-2 at the time. The side of Kinsler's face collided with Jaso's mask, causing a cut. Catchers are taught at an early age to leave their masks on for plays at the plate.

Kinsler came away bleeding, and home plate umpire Paul Nauert and crew chief Angel Hernandez allowed Kinsler and Rangers' trainers time to stitch the cut up in between the third and fourth innings. Kinsler came back on the field after a seven- or eight-minute delay.

Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked after the game if he had ever seen a game delayed for that long.

"No I haven't," he said.

Kinsler was asked if he ever had a collision like this one in a game.

"Yes," Kinsler said.