Bassitt Struck by Liner, Athletics Lose 9-0 to White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Oakland pitcher Chris Bassitt was carted off the field after he was struck on the side of his head by a line drive. The Athletics went on to lose 9-0 to José Abreu and the Chicago White Sox. With two on and no outs in the second inning, Bassitt threw a cut fastball that Brian Goodwin drove up the middle. Bassitt went down on the mound right after he was hit, holding his head, and his teammates quickly waved to the dugout for assistance. Abreu and Jake Lamb each hit a three-run homer for the AL Central-leading White Sox.
A's right-hander Chris Bassitt struck on head by line drive
CHICAGO (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt was carted off the field after he was struck on the side of the head by a line drive. In the second inning against the Chicago White Sox, Bassitt threw a pitch that that Brian Goodwin drove up the middle. Bassitt went down on the mound right after he was hit, holding his head. Bassitt was attended to by an Oakland trainer and other personnel before he was helped into the back of a cart and driven off the field. A's manager Bob Melvin says Bassitt needed stitches but there did not appear to be damage to his eye. He says Bassitt was conscious the entire time.