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Video: Billy Burns robs Chris Davis of home run with leaping catch

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Pitchers can’t stop Orioles slugger Chris Davis these days, but Athletics outfielder Billy Burns managed to keep him in check tonight. Check out this home run-robbing grab:

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Davis has now been robbed of a home run on four different occasions this season. That’s by far the most in the majors. Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (two) is the only other player to be robbed of more than one home run this season.

Despite Burns’ best efforts, the Athletics fell 4-2 and have now lost seven straight games.

UPDATE: Bryan Mitchell diagnosed with nasal fracture after being hit in face by comebacker

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Bryan Mitchell #55 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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UPDATE: The Yankees announced that Mitchell was diagnosed with a small nasal fracture and has been released from the hospital, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. He will be monitored for concussion symptoms, but it’s good news under the circumstances.

8:50 p.m. ET: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees announced that Mitchell was taken to NY-Presbyterian Hospital for a full evaluation.

8:07 p.m. ET: Yankees right-hander Bryan Mitchell was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Twins in the top of the second inning after he was in the hit in the face by a ball off the bat of Eduardo Nunez.

It was a very scary scene at Yankee Stadium. Mitchell was still in the follow-though of his pitch and wasn’t able to get his glove up in time. He was on the ground for a moment before walking off the field with a towel covering his face. You can watch video of the incident here.

We’ll pass along more information when it’s made available. Here’s hoping for the best.

Nori Aoki expected to rejoin Giants on Thursday

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants is checked by medical staff after being hit in the head with a pitch during the third inning at Wrigley Field on August 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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Nori Aoki landed on the 7-day concussion disabled list last week, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com that the outfielder is on track to return when he’s first eligible on Thursday.

Aoki passed a concussion test after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch on August 9, but he was forced to leave a game last Wednesday because of lightheadedness. The good news is that Bochy said Monday that he now feels “back to normal.” Aoki did some sprints Monday and was also expected to take some swings.

Aoki, who just recently returned from a fractured right fibula, is batting .302/.368/.387 with four home runs, 24 RBI, and 12 stolen bases over 80 games this season.