Cardinals’ Piscotty hit three times in one trip around bases

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty gets hit by a throw in the bottom of the fifth inning during a Tuesday;'s baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.

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St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty gets hit by a throw in the bottom of the fifth inning during a Tuesday;'s baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.

St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty left Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night after he was hit by three baseballs in one trip around the bases.

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A video posted to Twitter shows the three times when Piscotty was hit ― first at bat, then as he ran to second and again when he ran home.

Piscotty was hit twice in the elbow, but the last hit to the head forced him out of the game, USA Today reported. He cleared concussion protocol and was cleared to play, ESPN reported, but Wednesday's game against the Cubs was postponed due to rain. Piscotty went 0-for-2 in Thursday night's 6-4 loss to Chicago.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Piscotty said the final blow "just stunned me."

“It wasn’t like I lost consciousness,” he said. “I was fine.”

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