Young girl struck by foul ball at Yankees game, taken away on stretcher

NEW YORK - Members of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins were visibly shaken Wednesday after a foul ball injured a child during a game at Yankee Stadium.

In the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier hit a foul ball on the third base side that struck a young girl. ESPN didn't replay the incident, but Frazier and members of both teams appeared upset afterward.

A nearby fan can be seen immediately signaling for help after the play. The game was halted for over five minutes. learned from a nearby fan that the ball hit the girl in the mouth. 

"It's unknown if the girl lost consciousness, but by the time she left the seats, (the fan) said she was crying and responsive," Brendan Kuty of wrote, adding the girl was taken to a first-aid area in the stadium before leaving the ballpark on a stretcher.

Yankees infielder and former Diamondback Didi Gregorius wished the girl well via Twitter.

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