Yankees' Anthony Misiewicz struck by liner, taken to hospital

PITTSBURGH -- Yankees reliever Anthony Misiewicz was struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh's Ji Hwan Bae in the sixth inning of New York's 7-5 victory Friday night.

Misiewicz was assessed by the Pirates' team doctors, who described him as "alert and oriented," before being taken to Allegheny General Hospital. He underwent several scans, but the results were not immediately available.

"They felt like [he was] in a pretty good spot," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "But, you know, just hoping and praying for the best as far as results."

Bae hit a 100.6 mph liner up the middle with two runners on in the bottom of the sixth inning. The left-handed Misiewicz raised his glove in an effort to catch it. The glove didn't make it in time. The ball hit Misiewicz on the side of his head and rolled into right field.

Misiewicz, 28, laid on the ground for several minutes while being tended to by medical personnel. He stood up and made his way to a cart with a towel pressed to the left side of his face.

Misiewicz was replaced by Zach McAllister.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.