PHOENIX - A 13-year-old boy seated near the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout was carried away on a stretcher Monday after being struck on the head by a flying bat.
The boy, who was sitting on the third base side of home plate, just beyond the start of the protective netting, was hit on the right side of the head in the fourth inning after San Francisco's Buster Posey lost the bat swinging at a pitch.
Medical personnel rushed to the boy and started applying pressure and a cold compress to the side of his head for several minutes. He was later fitted with a neck brace and strapped to a stretcher.
The boy was alert and speaking with medics as they worked on him and gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was carried away. A security official at Chase Field said he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
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