Marlins' Stanton has dental, facial damage after injury

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Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton has facial fractures, dental damage a laceration that required stitches after being hit by a pitch, MLB.com reports. Stanton will go return to Miami on Friday while team remains in Milwaukee.

Stanton was hit by a pitch under his left eye during Thursday's game against the Brewers. He was carted off the field and transported to the hospital during the game but remained conscious on the field after being hit.

Stanton is likely to miss the remainder of the season, according to Marlins manager Mike Redmond. He described its impact on the team as "devastating."

Stanton was treated for a facial cut at the hospital and was also scheduled to undergo an MRI and CT scan, according to an Associated Press report. Stanton's father was in the audience and also went with him to the hospital.

In the video, Stanton is seen trying to duck out of the 88 mph pitch's path before being hit and falling to the ground. Trainers from both team responded immediately.

The pitcher was Brewers starter Mike Fiers.

Reed Johnson bat for Stanton after the game resumed and was hit by Fiers' next pitch. That play cleared the benches and resulted in ejections of Marlins' Casey McGehee and manager Redmond.

In the sixth inning, Miami reliever Anthony Desclafani struck Carlos Gomez with a pitch and was ejected by the home plate umpire. Marlins bench coach Rob Leary was also ejected.
The Brewers won the game.

Stanton exited as the Major League RBI leader with 105 on the year as well as the NL's home run leader with 37. He was considered one of the favorites to win the NL MVP award.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.