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Mallex Smith has fractured thumb after being hit by pitch

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Here's the immediate downside to Sunday's win.

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After being hit by a pitch in the left hand in Sunday's game, X-rays revealed that Mallex Smith suffered a fracture of his left thumb.

Smith remained in the game to run the bases in the top half of the seventh inning, but was removed from the game after that, and the X-rays were administered at the field.

This news comes in the immediate aftermath of possibly the highlight of the Braves' season, as they capped off a sweep of the Mets with a one-hit shutout from Julio Teheran in Sunday's 6-0 win.

According to the team, Smith will return to Atlanta on Monday to be evaluated further.

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