Orioles reliever hit on shoulder

Baltimore reliever Brad Bergesen has left the Orioles’ game at

Boston after taking a line drive off his pitching arm.

David Ortiz drove the pitch right back at Bergesen and the ball

bounced off his right forearm and rolled quickly to the third base

line.

Bergesen chased down the ball and walked back to the mound, but

didn’t throw another pitch and headed back to the dugout with a

trainer as right-hander Chris Jakubauskas was called in from the

bullpen. The Orioles said Bergesen had a contusion to his right

forearm.

Bergesen entered the game in the first inning for starter Zach

Britton, who allowed eight runs as the Red Sox batted around in the

first.