Spectator tumbles over railing into bullpen in Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spectator fell over a protective railing and into the Red Sox bullpen in the top of the first inning of Boston's game against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

There was no immediate word on the fan's condition after he tumbled one level from an open concourse into the Boston bullpen in right-center field.

Masataka Yoshida, Boston's second batter, was facing Philadelphia's Zack Wheeler when Phillies reliever José Alvarado ran from the bullpen into the outfield. Medical personnel quickly ran out to the second level of the bullpen as Red Sox relievers looked on nearby.

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Security personnel immediately cleared fans from the railing in Ashburn Alley, which sits close to the visiting bullpen, as medical personnel attended to the fan, who was wearing a Phillies jersey.

The spectator was strapped to a backboard and taken from the bullpen and field on a stretcher and a cart.

NBC Sports Philadelphia reported that the spectator fell after trying to retrieve a ball that had been tossed to fans and landed into a flower bed at the base of the railing.

The game resumed after about a 10-minute delay.


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