Alonso exits game after being hit by pitch

Alonso exits game after being hit by pitch

SAN DIEGO -- First baseman Yonder Alonso left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a right hand contusion after being hit by a pitch, Padres officials said, adding that X-rays were negative and Alonso would be re-evaluated Saturday.

"A little banged up right now, but it's getting better as it goes," said Alonso, who acknowledged that he was having trouble gripping the bat after he was hit. "I think I'll be all right. Nothing severe, nothing bad, not broken or anything. Just day to day, I guess."

Alonso was struck by a fastball from Blue Jays reliever Adam Loup to start the seventh inning. He winced in pain and was visited by the training staff before staying in the game.

Alonso played defense in the eighth inning but was eventually replaced by Kyle Blanks at first base in the eighth. The left-handed hitting Alonso throws with his right hand.

Alonso was 1-for-2 in the game, raising his average to .284, before he left. Alonso made a big play while on defense in the sixth inning, starting a 3-2-3 double play with the bases loaded to end the inning.

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