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Crawford's line drive strikes Clement in third

Updated: July 27, 2005, 8:59 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The blistering line drive caromed off the side of Matt Clement's head, knocking the Boston pitcher off his feet and silencing the stunned crowd at Tropicana Field.

Frightened teammates gathered around the fallen player while medical personnel attended to the All-Star right-hander, and were relieved when they reached the mound to find him conscious, alert and talking.

"For him to go down, especially in that type of fashion, that shook everybody ...

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