PITTSBURGH (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings has been hit in the head by a line drive and left the game.

Jennings put a hand up to acknowledge the crowd as he was carted off the field Thursday night at PNC Park.

Jennings was struck by a liner off the bat of Jordy Mercer in the seventh inning. Jennings momentarily stumbled before going to his knees after the play.

Medical staff came out to examine Jennings. The right-hander stood up to get in the cart.

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