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Bee swarm delays Cactus League game

03/08/2015 09:35 EDT | Updated 05/08/2015 05:59 EDT
Baseball's spring training has 'B' games, usually played on smaller fields away from the main stadiums. Sunday's Royals-Angels game in Tempe, Arizona was delayed because of a swarm of bees near home plate.

Bees aren't usually attracted to fish, but they seemed to want to hang around to see Angels' slugger Mike Trout hit his first home run of the spring.

A swarm of bees that nestled around a microphone on the screen behind home plate in Tempe caused a few tense moments for players from the Kansas City Royals and the fans at Tempe Diablo Stadium. You might say it was a devil of a time.

The swarm arrived just before the game began and eventually settled around the home plate area. There was a 10 minute delay before the game and a further 10 minutes in the fourth inning when a City West Pest Control worker entered the scene and sprayed the insects.

Shortly after the area was cleaned up, Trout launched his first homer of the spring, deep beyond the left-centre field wall. Many called it a honey of a shot.

But the Royals, who probably know a few things about queens and bees, flew on the power of a long home run by Eric Hosmer and came away with a 6-4 decision.

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