Twins' Gonzalez has facial bruise after collision

Minnesota Twins third baseman Marwin Gonzalez left Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers with a facial contusion after a scary-looking collision at first base in the bottom of the sixth inning in Minneapolis.

Gonzalez hit a comebacker off the leg of Tigers starter Tyson Ross, who fielded the ricochet and sailed his throw high to first baseman Niko Goodrum. Goodrum jumped for the ball, and as he descended, his right knee struck Gonzalez in the head.

Gonzalez, 30, immediately went down to the ground and remained there before eventually gathering himself and leaving the game with the assistance of Twins athletic trainers.

Goodrum also left with what the Tigers later said was a right knee contusion.

The Twins won 6-0.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.