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Young fan hit by flying bat at Fenway Park

Young fan hit by flying bat at Fenway Park

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Young fan hit by flying bat at Fenway Park
BOSTON -- A child was hit by a bat during Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Orioles and eventually taken to Children's Hospital Boston, according to Fenway Park medical personnel.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Nick Punto chased a high-and-away fastball from Orioles starter Jason Hammel and lost control of his bat, which flew into the stands near the Red Sox dugout and appeared to strike a young boy. Punto appeared concerned and walked over toward the dugout, repeatedly looking into the crowd, before finishing the at-bat. Hammel also displayed visible concern as the young fan was tended to.

The First Aid team could not provide any additional information, and a Red Sox official did not respond to an interview request by phone.

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