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A-Rod, Yanks -- and 46,000 fans -- stunned after Indians pitcher hit in head with liner

Updated: May 29, 2010, 9:04 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It is the worst nightmare of both the pitcher and the hitter, the ball that is hit so hard there is simply no time to duck, no time to react, no chance for the elemental reflex of self-preservation.

It happened in the third inning of Saturday's Yankees-Indians game, and for several heart-stopping, breath-holding minutes, it was easy to imagine that the worst thing that could happen on a baseball field had just happened, in full view of 46,000 spectators.

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