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Mets' Wright suffers concussion from beaning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mets third baseman David Wright suffered concussion after being hit in the head by a pitch from San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain on Saturday.

Wright was struck in the fourth inning by the fast ball on the left side of his helmet by his ear. Although a CT scan came back negative, the four-times All-Star was to spend the night at hospital, the team said.

"Those are difficult moments for everybody in baseball," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said on the team's website (

“You don’t want to see that happen. I think (Cain) was just trying to pitch the ball up and in, and it just got away from him. I don’t think or believe there was any intent on his part.”

The Giants defeated the Mets 5-4 in 10 innings.

Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by Ian Ransom