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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward lies on the ground after being hit in the jaw by a pitch from New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese during the sixth inning of their game at CitiField in New York on Wednesday. Heyward walked off on his own power but was later taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays.

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Heyward plunked in face in Braves win

Jason Heyward is taken to the hospital after getting struck in the face by a pitch Wednesday against the Mets, but the Braves rallied around their teammate and pulled out a 4-1, extra-inning win.


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