Mets' Wilmer Flores leaves game after fouling ball off face

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

HOUSTON -- New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores left Saturday night's game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his face.

Flores was batting in the fourth inning when he fouled a ball from pitcher Brad Peacock and it smashed into his face. He immediately dropped to his knees, and trainers and manager Terry Collins rushed to check on him.

Blood was flowing out of his nose, and a trainer placed a towel over it as Flores writhed in pain. He remained on the field for a couple of minutes before being helped to the dugout as the towel became soaked with blood.

After the game, a 4-1 loss in the second half of a doubleheader, Metsmanager Terry Collins said preliminary reports are that Flores has a broken nose but that they would know more on Sunday.

Flores hit a grand slam in the Mets' 12-8 loss to the Astros in the opener of the day-night doubleheader.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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