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Umpire Bucknor leaves Sox game after getting hit by pitch

Plate umpire CB Bucknor left last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics after getting hit with a pitch on the side of his face mask.

With no outs in the second inning, Oakland starter Jarrod Parker’s pitch grazed batter Daniel Nava and hit the right side of Bucknor’s mask. The pitch was clocked at 92 mph.

Bucknor went down on one knee and winced in pain. Trainers attended to him for about two minutes before he walked off the field under his own power. There was no immediate announcement on his status.

Second base umpire and crew chief Bill Miller replaced Bucknor behind the plate and the game resumed with three umpires.

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