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Fan struck by foul ball, taken off on stretcher at Wrigley Field on Sunday

CHICAGO — A fan was struck by a line-drive foul ball and taken away on a stretcher in the first inning of Sunday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field.

Kyle Schwarber lined a foul ball just beyond the camera well on the first base side, striking the fan. Cubs first base coach Brandon Hyde reacted by putting his hands on his helmet after he saw the fan get hit.

The game was briefly stopped as fans and ushers waved for medics.

On Friday, a female fan in Detroit was injured by a foul ball behind the Tigers dugout.

Earlier this year, a Massachusetts woman was seriously injured after being struck in the head by a broken bat in the stands at Fenway Park. Last month, an Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court in a lawsuit to order Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines.

The Associated Press

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