The Yankees and Twins stopped their game briefly in the bottom of the fifth inning after a young girl was apparently hit by a foul ball Todd Frazier hit into the stands.
Frazier immediately dropped down to a squat after seeing where the ball went, and players from both teams stopped to watch as the girl was carried in a man’s arms out of the seating area. Neither the YES Network broadcast nor the Fox Sports North broadcast showed the ball going into the stands, but they did show a lot of distressed ballplayers.
Major League Baseball mandated that netting be extended to at least each dugout before the 2016 season. During the 2015 season, a fan at Fenway Park was hit with and seriously injured by a broken bat.
At the time, the Yankees declined to extend their netting to the foul poles. This July, the Yankees were said to be “seriously exploring” a plan to extend the netting after a fan was hit in the head by a foul ball hit by Aaron Judge in July.
Update (4:25 p.m. ET): ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reports the girl was hit in the face with the ball and was attending the game with her grandparents.
Additionally, the Yankees released a short statement on the incident near the end of the game: