Chamberlain leaves after being hit by broken bat



NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has left Game 4 of the AL division series against the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th inning after being hit on the right elbow by a broken bat.

The game was tied at 1 Thursday night when Matt Wieters led off the 12th with a single to left field and shattered his bat. A large piece went twirling toward the mound and hit Chamberlain’s surgically repaired pitching elbow.

Chamberlain threw down his glove and bent over in pain.

He was checked out by trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi. While Chamberlain threw three test pitches, Girardi went back to the dugout.

Chamberlain finished his pitches and walked off the field with Donahue. David Phelps came in to relieve.