Bat hits amateur in Fenway Park

BOSTON – A man who was low in the stands in the game between the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night was hit on the forehead by a club that escaped from Devon Travis in the eighth inning.

Fans in Fenway Park respond after a club has reached the stands because it came from the hands of a batter. Getty Images / Maddie Meyer

Travis, second baseman of the Blue Jays, lost control of his bat when swinging to a Boston relief pitcher Steven Wright

The bat surpassed the height of the protection net and landed about 15 rows from the field level, at the middle third base and at home. The security of Fenway Park used towels and a stretcher to help the hobbyist.

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The man received a loud ovation from the crowd as he stood up and while he held a towel on his head with his right hand, raised his left fist to thank the applause as he walked to the stretcher and sat down to get out of the state.

AP contributed to this report.