Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar
May 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the head by a pitch in the second inning and left the game against the Rockies.

A pitch by Colorado starter Jordan Lyles struck Vogelsong, who was taken off the field on a cart and attended to by Pirates' staff.

Vogelsong (1-1) was making his second start of the season, filling in because of a rainout between the Pirates and Rockies on Sunday.

The play scored the first run of the game for the Pirates. Lyles had loaded the bases by walking Sean Rodriguez

Jeff Locke pinch ran for Vogelsong and Wilfredo Boscan replaced him on the mound.

Vogelsong allowed two hits and struck out two on 34 pitches.

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