Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday after he was kneed in the head.
Donaldson was injured in the bottom of the fourth while trying to break up a double play, stayed in the game to play defense in the top of the fifth and was removed when his spot in the order came up again in the bottom of the inning. Cliff Pennington replaced him.
Donaldson is a strong candidate for American League MVP, having batted .297 with 41 home runs and a league-high 123 RBIs.
- Dan Gartland