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Umpire Scott leaves after face mask hit by foul ball

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SEATTLE -- Home-plate umpire Dale Scott left Wednesday's game between the Mariners and Blue Jays prior to the third inning after taking a foul ball off his face mask. First-base umpire Todd Tichenor took over behind the plate.

In the top of the second, Toronto's Jose Bautista fouled off a pitch that glanced off catcher Humberto Quintero's mask and into Scott's. The inning proceeded after Scott was checked out by a trainer. Scott finished the second inning, but left the game before the start of the third.

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SEATTLE -- Home-plate umpire Dale Scott left Wednesday's game between the Mariners and Blue Jays prior to the third inning after taking a foul ball off his face mask. First-base umpire Todd Tichenor took over behind the plate.

In the top of the second, Toronto's Jose Bautista fouled off a pitch that glanced off catcher Humberto Quintero's mask and into Scott's. The inning proceeded after Scott was checked out by a trainer. Scott finished the second inning, but left the game before the start of the third.

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Josh Liebeskind is a contributor to MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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