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Royals' Maier beaned in face, suffers 3 broken bones

Updated: August 20, 2008, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Mitch Maier of the Kansas City Royals suffered three broken bones when hit in the face by a pitch from Cleveland Indians left-hander Zach Jackson in the fifth inning Wednesday night.

Maier was taken to a hospital for X-rays, which revealed the fractures below his right eye.

The 26-year-old returned to the Royals' clubhouse after Kansas City's 8-5 loss, his right eye swollen shut.

With runners on first and second and none out, Jackson threw ...

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