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Foul ball hits Cleveland Indians fan at Miami Marlins game

Posted at 7:27 AM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 07:22:20-04

For the second time this summer, a baseball fan was hit by a foul ball at a Cleveland Indians game.

During Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins, outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall hit a ball at the bottom of the fourth inning that skipped over the top of Miami's dugout, went behind first base and hit a woman. She walked out of the ballpark holding a towel over her nose. 

The game was delayed for about five minutes. 

Cleveland Indians spokesperson Joel Hammond said the woman was treated by medics at the field, but is not sure if she was taken to the hospital. There is no update on her condition.

A 75-year-old woman was hit in the face by a foul ball in July at an Indians game. A family member said the woman's glasses were broken in the mishap and she received a cut on her face.

Earlier this year, the Indians extended safety netting in the park to help stop foul balls from going into the seats. The netting now stretches to the end of both dugouts.

"That's where the majority of the foul balls go, but at the same time, we encourage our fans to pay attention to the game. We make announcements before and during the game to pay attention," said Indians Spokesperson Curtis Danburg.

The canopy that protects the seats behind home plate was also extended to protect fans. 

The Indians beat the Marlins 6-5 Sunday after Lonnie Chisenhall capped a three-run rally with a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning against Fernando Rodney.