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Phillies fan struck in face by homer not injured

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)

A stadium supervisor says the Phillies fan struck in the face by Anthony Rendon's line-drive homer during Washington's 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night didn't require medical attention and wasn't injured.

Rendon led off the fifth inning with a shot to left off Cliff Lee. A man standing in the front row tried to make a barehanded catch, but missed and the ball hit the left side of his face.

Though it looked painful on video replays, the man told ushers he was fine and remained in his seat.

Fans standing in the front row trying to catch homers during batting practice before Thursday night's game were unfazed by the incident a night earlier, and many didn't even bring gloves.

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