Greg Gibson, the home-plate umpire in Wednesday night's game between the Angels and Indians was forced to leave the game in the fifth inning after he was struck in the head by a cleat during a play at the plate.
The incident occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning. With Torii Hunter on first base, Kendrys Morales hit a double to right field. Hunter advanced to third base, but then tried to score when the throw from the outfield missed the cutoff man. As Hunter slid into home plate, he rolled over and his left foot hit Gibson in the face.
Gibson laid on the field before being tended to by the Angels trainer. He walked off the field and was taken to the hospital where he received stitches and precautionary X-rays.
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