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Fan hit by foul ball: Young boy taken to hospital during Braves, Brewers game

Julio Teheran witnessed a young boy hit by a foul ball line drive.
Julio Teheran witnessed a young boy hit by a foul ball line drive.
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A scary situation took place on the evening of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as a young fan was hit by a foul ball during a game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, per ESPN. The boy was taken to the hospital after the incident in the seventh inning that made a hush come over the crowd and shook up the players on the field.

During the seventh inning, Brewers' leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez lined a pitch into the stands along the first base line behind the Braves' dugout. Immediately, Braves' pitcher Julio Teheran crouched down on the pitcher's mound after hearing the child get hit.

Teheran, Gomez, other players on the field, and the umpires all appeared visibly shaken.

Someone from the Atlanta Braves' dugout threw a towel into the stands, but the boy did not appear to be bleeding. The child was quickly checked on by medical personnel and rushed up the aisle at Turner Field.

The boy was said to have been "conscious and talkative" as he was taken to a nearby hospital. There have not been any other details released on the boy's injury and his status.

"The team and all of Braves Country have him in our thoughts and prayers," the team said in a statement.

Even though shaken by the entire incident, Teheran pitched a six-hitter and defeated the Brewers by a score of 5-0. Once the game was over, his main focus was obviously the well-being of the young fan hit by a foul ball.

"That was scary for me," Teheran said. "I knew it hit somebody. It was a fast and hard. No one had a chance to get out of the way."

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