Miller bonked on the head but keeps chucking

MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Miller pitched the top of the eight inning for the Red Sox on Friday night and was in the dugout looking to grab a piece of gum.

“I heard this whistling noise behind me,” he said. “Then it happened.”

What happened was that teammate Jarrod Saltalamacchia had fouled a ball into the Red Sox dugout. It struck a padded wall and ricocheted off Miller’s forehead.

“I was like, ‘What just happened?’ But I was OK,” Miller said.

Miller stayed in the game and got two outs in the ninth before coming out of the game. He came away without a scratch.

Miller is 6-foot-8. This was one time his height worked against him.

“I couldn’t duck,” he said.

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