ANAHEIM, Calif. — Toronto slugger Edwin Encarnacion swatted at a swarm of bees that descended on Angel Stadium, and the game between the Blue Jays and Los Angeles was delayed 13 minutes Sunday until the insects flew away.
Moments after Mike Trout walked in the third inning, Angels cleanup man Albert Pujols pointed to Encarnacion, who was wildly waving his glove.
Encarnacion quickly abandoned his post at first base. Plate umpire CB Bucknor called time as everyone moved toward the left side of the field.
Several players went back to their dugouts as the swarm remained in the outfield. The outfielders sought refuge in the bullpen behind left field and fans began exiting or seeking shelter in higher seats.