Elderly couple struck by foul ball in Miami

September 6, 2015

MIAMI (AP) An elderly couple has been struck by a foul ball in the sixth inning of Miami's game against the New York Mets.

Sunday's liner off the bat of New York slugger Yoenis Cespedes went about 200 feet down the left-field line. It first struck a woman above her right eye, and then got her husband on top of his head.

The couple, who did not want to be identified, was brought to the first-aid station inside the stadium and was resting there with icepacks. A nurse said the couple should be fine.

They were released during the game and did not return to their seats. The woman left with a knot on her head.

Several fans at big league games have been hurt by foul balls and flying bats this season, and there is a chance that extra safety nets could be put up around the majors as early as next year.