ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler needed three stitches and had blood on his jersey after a vicious collision at home plate in Tuesday night's game against Oakland.
Kinsler was cut near the left side of his jaw after his face slammed into the mask of catcher John Jaso while sliding feet-first to score in the third inning. Jaso was unable to hold on to the ball after the jarring collision that jerked Kinsler's head backward.
The start of the fourth inning was delayed for several minutes while Kinsler got stitches. The Rangers said team physician Dr. Keith Meister also screened Kinsler for any concussion symptoms.