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Boston Red Sox-Philadelphia Phillies game halted by scary moment when fan falls into bullpen

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A scary moment brought a halt to Friday’s Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies game after a fan fell into the visiting team’s bullpen and injured themselves.

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The Boston Red Sox are in Philadelphia tonight looking to extend their win streak to seven games. However, the action was brought to a sudden pause in the first inning when Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado ran from the bullpen into the outfield to alert umpires and stadium officials that help was needed.

The cause for his alarm was an injured fan laying in the Boston Red Sox bullpen. The person was laying there after falling over the outfield railing while trying to reach for a baseball gifted to them by a member of the Red Sox pitching staff. The Phillies’ media department said after the scary moment that the spectator was conscious and responsive after leaving the ballpark. However, his injuries were not disclosed.

Boston Red Sox record (2023): 19-14, third place in AL East

An ESPN report claims after the fan was taken off the field, an Philadelphia Phillies employee was allegedly seen cleaning blood off the ground in the Boston Red Sox bullpen. While being attended to by medical officials in the second level of the bullpen, n eery hush came over the soldout crowd who were mostly in attendance to see Bryce Harper in action for the first time this season after recovering from elbow surgery in the offseason.

It is unclear at this time what sort of injuries the fan incurred from the fall at the Ashburn Alley section of the outfield. One has to wonder if fans will still be allowed to stand and watch games in the section going forward, or if new safety precautions will be put in place to avoid such a thing from happening again.

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