Brandon McCarthy hit in head

Updated: September 5, 2012, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels after Erick Aybar's hard line drive ricocheted off the right-hander's head.

McCarthy was taken to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland as a precaution, and the team said doctors wanted him to stay overnight for further observation. The A's also announced McCarthy would not travel with the team to Seattle on Thursday.

McCarthy had almost no time to ...

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