Cubs’ Ramirez leaves after getting hit in face

Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Wednesday’s game against
the Houston Astros after getting hit in the face by a ground ball
that took a bad hop.

Ramirez dove after a hard grounder down the line hit by
Houston’s Chris Johnson. The ball appeared to take a bad hop and
hit Ramirez in the mouth area. He remained on the ground while
shortstop Starlin Castro retrieved the ball.

Team trainers ran onto the field and helped Ramirez into the
dugout while holding a towel to his face. Ramirez was replaced by
rookie D.J. LeMahieu.

The Cubs and Astros were tied 1-1 in the seventh when Ramirez
was hurt.