Gordon suffers bloody nose

The Kansas City Royals were given a major scare on Thursday as outfielder Alex Gordon suffered a bloody nose during batting practice. 

The incident occurred when a ball that was smashed by Gordon deflected off the top of the batting cage and hit him right on the nose. 

According to reports, Gordon was taken off the field right away, but Royals manager Ned Yost made it clear that the injury was "nothing serious".

Gordon is expected to represent the Royals in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. 

The Royals currently lead the series 3-2 and only need to win one more game to set up a World Series date with the New York Mets, who swept the Chicago Cubs 4-0 in the National League Championship Series.