Dustin Pedroia leaves game after bruising nose with foul ball to the face

Boston, MA: July 17, 2017:  The Red Sox Dustin Pedroia reacts after he grounded out to second base in the sixth ining.  The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park.  (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Dustin Pedroia reacts after grounding out in the sixth inning against the Blue Jays earlier this season. –Jim Davis/Globe Staff

BALTIMORE (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was struck in the face by his own foul ball and forced out of Boston’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with a bruised nose.

The Red Sox listed him as day to day.

The injury occurred in the fourth inning Monday night. Pedroia fouled a pitch off the plate, and the ball bounced up and struck him in the nose.

Pedroia held a towel to his face to stop the bleeding, but was in no condition to continue.

Camden Yards has been tough on Pedroia this year. He was sidelined for several days after being clipped at second base on a late slide by Manny Machado on April 21.

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