DETROIT — Detroit right-hander Doug Fister pitched remarkably in Game 2 of the World Series, taking a shutout bid into the seventh inning after being hit in the head by a line drive in the second.
Although he showed few ill effects from that scary moment, the Tigers were still keeping an eye on him.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
“He will be checked out,” manager Jim Leyland said Friday. “We will take care of everything.”
A team spokesman later said trainer Kevin Rand had pronounced Fister fine. Leyland felt comfortable enough about Fister’s prognosis that he joked a bit about flying back to Detroit with the pitcher.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
“He was sitting right behind his folks and I had a nice conversation with him,” Leyland said. “I’m a little worried about him because this morning he didn’t remember our conversation — no, I’m just kidding.”
San Francisco finally scored in the seventh inning and went on to win 2-0 on Thursday night. The Giants lead the series by that same count.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
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