Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said he feels fine after being hit in the head with a pitch and removed during Friday's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez drilled Bogaerts in the head with an 89 mph changeup right above the earpiece in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bogaerts dropped to the ground and Fenway Park suddenly went quiet. Farrell and a team trainer tended to Bogaerts, and after a few minutes, he made his way to first and remained in the game.

"He's 0-2 and it probably slipped in his hand but it wasn't intentionally," Bogaerts said. "You don't want to get hit in your head, obviously, but I got hit pretty good and thank God I'm OK right now."

In the bottom of the sixth, Brock Holt served as a pinch hitter for Bogaerts, who was evaluated for a concussion.