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 BOSTON (AP) -Tampa Bay Devil Rays catcher Dioner Navarro went to the hospital for tests after a collision with Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett in Thursday night's game against Boston.
The Devil Rays said Navarro was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for X-rays.
Navarro ran into Beckett beyond first base bag after the pitcher went to the bag to cover on a ground ball to the right side. Navarro grabbed his chin and crumpled to the ground, where he lay for several minutes before being helped off the field, weak-legged, with a member of the training staff holding each arm.
``I thought it was chest-to-chest,'' Beckett said. ``I looked over at him and he was knocked out cold. There as nothing going on with his body. I think it broke his jaw. ... I hope he heals quickly.''
Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said after the game that he did not know the test results, and that Navarro was still in the hospital.
The play was scored a single. Raul Casanova pinch ran.
Beckett remained in the game.
``I think my muscles took most of the blow,'' he said.

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