Nelson Cruz left Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fourth inning after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Alex Cobb.
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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz left Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fourth inning after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Alex Cobb.

Cruz fell after being hit on the first pitch, but quickly got up. He immediately walked off the field after being attended to by team trainers.

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