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Red Sox walk-off after Verdugo is hit with an object thrown by fan

The incident occurred in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium when Red Sox player Alex Verdugo was struck apparently by a baseball thrown from the crowd.

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Red Sox walk-off after Verdugo is hit with an object thrown by fan
JASON SZENES EFE

Saturday's game between NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox in New York was temporarily halted after Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo was struck by an object thrown by a spectator at Yankee Stadium.

The incident provoked Red Sox head coach Alex Cora to withdraw his team from the game. After the game Verdugo stated: "I wouldn’t want any Boston fans throwing shit at Yankees players or any player in general. That’s just the known rule."

Boston Red Sox v New York YankeesNEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Alex Verdugo #99 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he walks off the field with Alex Cora #13 of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 17, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

The game resumed briefly after the delay but later progress was halted this time by rain and with the game in the sixth inning it was called as a 3-1 win for the Yankees.

CBS Sports claim that the fan was intermediately ejected from the stadium with Yankees manager Aaron Boone adding: "It's awful, embarrassing, unacceptable. My understanding is they did catch the guy. Hopefully, he's in jail right now. Yeah, that's just a bad situation," Boone said.