Brewers' Liriano hit in face by pitch vs Dodgers, taken off

March 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was hit in the face by a pitch and bleeding from his nose when he was carried off the field on a backboard during Milwaukee's 3-1 Sunday win over a split squad of Los Angeles Dodgers.

Liriano's left eye appeared to be severely swollen. There was no immediate report on his condition.

The pitch from Matt West went under the brim of Liriano's batting helmet and hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning. He was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field for transport to a hospital blocks away from the ballpark.

The 24-year-old Liriano was acquired from San Diego in a trade on Jan. 28.


Ryan Braun had an RBI single and has a hit in all three games he's played as he returns from offseason back surgery.

Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson gave up one run and four hits in six innings.

Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir allowed one earned run and four hits in four innings.