Jake McGee hits Chase Headley in mouth with pitch before giving up walk-off homer to Chris Young


What a crazy night in the baseball world.

Amid the fallout of Giancarlo Stanton being hit in the face tonight in Milwaukee, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley was hit in the mouth by a 98 mph fastball from Rays closer Jake McGee to begin the top of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. You can watch it here.

Headley had some blood under his chin, but was able to walk off the field under his own power. That’s a good sign, but Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports that Headley will see a doctor to get X-rays for his jaw.

If tonight wasn’t crazy enough, the Yankees ended up winning the game 5-4 after McGee served up a three-run walk-off homer to Chris Young, who broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid just one inning earlier. Coming into tonight’s action, McGee hadn’t allowed a home run over his first 68 appearances this season. Young was terrible before the Mets finally cut ties with him last month, but pinstripes are suiting him pretty well thus far.

Here’s video of Young’s game-winning blast:

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