Cubs’ Kris Bryant hit on helmet by pitch, leaves game

DENVER — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has left Sunday’s game after being hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from Colorado’s German Marquez.

The ball made a loud sound as it hit off the underside of the flap of his helmet, and it was not immediately clear how much direct contact it made his Bryant’s head.

Bryant appeared stunned as manager Joe Maddon and the Cubs’ training staff attended to him. Bryant walked off the field very slowly, with one arm around head athletic trainer PJ Mainville and the other around assistant athletic trainer Matt Johnson.

Bryant, the 2016 NL MVP, is hitting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Chicago hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Andy Haines were ejected by plate umpire Cory Blaser as Cubs trainers attended to Bryant.