Umpire Scott leaves after face mask hit by foul ball

Umpire Scott leaves after face mask hit by foul ball

Umpire Scott leaves after face mask hit by foul ball

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.

Josh Liebeskind is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.