The game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros took a very scary ans dangerous turn in the 4th inning, when the Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive just beyond the netting and a young child was struck by a foul ball.
The game came to a standstill as the players on their field could not believe what they just witnessed.
After the game, the Astros released a statement that understandably did not disclose any new details.
Houston resident David LeVasseur was sitting in the first row of section 111 and he described the scene to the Houston Chronicle.
“He rips a line drive down the third-base line and it comes in and it looks like it hits someone hard. It bounces, comes down and hits the guy to my left off ricochet and the next thing you know it’s at my feet. I pick it up and all we heard was screaming.”
“I came upstairs and see the first-aid guys up there and the dad is holding the girl. She (was) alert, she’s conscious, she’s fine. I was just going to give somebody in the family the ball. They kind of, naturally, shook it off. I asked the first-aid guy if she was OK and he said he didn’t know.”
After initially fearing the worst, reports afterwards that the young female child was awake and alert.
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