St. Lucie's Tim Tebow hit in head by pitch, stays in game

St. Lucie Mets left fielder Tim Tebow took a fastball to the head from Tampa Yankees lefty Trevor Lane on Saturday night in the ninth inning of their game in Tampa, Florida.

The ball staggered Tebow and knocked his helmet off, but after consulting with coaches and the team trainer, he stayed in the game.

Tebow then scored from first on a two-out double by J.C. Rodriguez.

The Yankees beat the Mets 5-1 in front of 7,157 fans at Steinbrenner Field. It was Tampa's 15th straight home win and seventh consecutive win overall.

Tebow is batting .248 for St. Lucie, with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 43 games. On Wednesday, he had a tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Mets to a win. That hit broke an 0-for-17 slump.