MILWAUKEE — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was driven off the field in an ambulance after being hit in the face by a pitch at Milwaukee.
Stanton was bleeding from the face after being struck by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Brewers in the fifth inning the night of Sept. 11.
The 88 mph fastball hit Stanton under the left eye and he immediately fell to the ground. Trainers from both teams came to his assistance and he was placed on a backboard and then a stretcher.
Stanton’s father was at the game and came on the field while his son was treated, and left with him in the ambulance.
Stanton leads the majors with 105 RBIs and tops the National League with 37 home runs.
Stanton was ruled to have swung at the pitch. Reed Johnson pinch-hit for Stanton and was hit in the hand by Fiers’ next pitch, triggering a bench-clearing brawl.