The foul ball hit by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr., appears to have gone just beyond the net, striking the child in the stands.
Foul ball hit a kid in the stands. Crowd was quiet for a while until we heard a round of applause. Hopefully the kid is okay. #Astros— Nick Sharara (@TheProducerNick) May 30, 2019
Astros players appeared shaken after the incident, and a teary Almora was consoled on the field by Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
One Astros fan said on Twitter the child was rushed out of the ballpark.
Just saw a little toddler get hit with a foul ball at the Astros game 3 rows in front of me. It really did not lol good. They rushed her out of here. It is shocking.— Dennis Slate (@DennisSlate) May 30, 2019
The condition of the child was not immediately known.
The Houson Astros released a statement on the incident shortly after 10 p.m.
The Astros released the following statement. Our thoughts are with the entire family. pic.twitter.com/f1VGVP1kiu— Houston Astros (@astros) May 30, 2019