3 Fans Injured at Padres-Giants Game

Woman transported to hospital after flying bat struck her in head

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011  |  Updated 11:34 AM PDT
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Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants watches the flight of his ball sail over the right field wall into McCovey Cove for a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the six inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

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Three fans were injured Tuesday night by a flying baseball bat during a game between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants, including one woman who was sent to the hospital with a head injury.

All three were sitting above the Padres' dugout along first base Tuesday night when Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval took a swing and lost control of his bat in the first inning, sending it sailing into the stands. The bat bounced off the dugout roof and struck all three.

A Giants spokesman said the woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She was holding her head with a towel as she was escorted out in a wheelchair.

One man was hit around the eyebrow and a second in the shin. Both received treatment at the stadium.

The Padres won the game 5-3.

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