Yankees fan hit by foul ball, taken to hospital

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(TSX / STATS) -- A young girl was hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

The girl, who was seated in Section 026 down the third-base line, was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital as players -- including Frazier -- were visibly distraught.

Frazier kneeled outside the batter's box with his head bowed while Matt Holliday was seen wiping away tears as the girl received medical attention.

"The child who was struck with a batted ball today was given first aid at the ballpark and is receiving medical attention at an area hospital," the Yankees said in a statement. "The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevents the team from giving more information. We will have no further comment at this time."

The protective netting at Yankee Stadium ends at the home plate side of each dugout. The Yankees said in July that they are "seriously exploring" extending the netting for 2018.

New York went on to complete a three-game sweep of Minnesota with an 11-3 victory on Wednesday.

Updated September 20, 2017

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