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Game called after Chapman carted off the field

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The Spring Training contest between the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds came to an abrupt end in the sixth inning on Wednesday when Aroldis Chapman was struck in the head with a line drive.

Chapman struggled through his two thirds of an inning, walking four, before Royals catcher Salvador Perez smoked a line drive that went off the Cuban left-hander to stun the crowd at Surprise, Ariz. The ball was hit with such force that it ended up over by the Royals dugout after it ricocheted off the face of Chapman.

He was aided immediately by trainers from both teams and was joined by his father on the field, who was in the crowd. The medical staff then brought out a stretcher, immobilized his head, and then carted him off the field. Longtime Reds broadcaster, Marty Brennaman, noted that Chapman's legs were moving while he was lying face down on the ground.

The two teams decided to call the game with the Royals ahead 6-3 in the sixth inning. Players from both teams gathered around the mound on one knee.

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