Boy struck on head by broken bat at Yankees game

But during the Royals' game Wednesday against the Yankees in NY, players from both teams looked on with concern after a young boy was hit in the head with part of a broken bat.

The game against the Kansas City Royals was in the seventh inning when Chris Carter's bat split and half of it went flying into the stands, striking the child in a fourth-row box seat behind the third-base dugout.

Although the baseball bounced toward Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield, a large portion of the shattered bat unfortunately struck the boy's head. The 24-year-old Dominican made seven appearances (six starts) at Double-A Northwest Arkansas this season and posted a 1-0 record and 2.17 ERA.

Right-hander Miguel Almonte was slated to make his first major league start for the Royals.

The New York Yankees will be looking to take the series after their victory on Wednesday.

Tanaka was initially lined up to pitch Thursday for NY.

Tanaka will likely start Friday's opener against the Oakland Athletics.

Kansas City is 5-13 in their last 18 road games and 4-14 in their last 18 road games against a right-handed starter while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL East.

Instead, the game will be made up at Yankee Stadium on September 25, previously an off day for both teams. Kansas City is 16-42 in the last 58 meetings between these two teams in NY.

Despite the rainout, the first-place Yankees were still conducting business. I think the Yankees take the series with a win, but I think the over is the better play here.

  • Julie Sanders