Francisco Lindor hits foul ball that sends 3-year-old to hospital

Published 4:11 p.m. ET July 21, 2019 | Updated 6:50 a.m. ET July 22, 2019


CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor wasn’t thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit.

In the latest instance this season around the majors of a fan being injured by a foul ball, Lindor said he was told his liner sent a 3-year-old boy to the hospital.

“It stinks, man,” Lindor said. “You don’t want to get nobody hurt. I have heard the kid is doing well. He’s in the hospital. He’s getting checked and all I know is he’s in stable condition and he’s doing good.”

“In a way, that makes me happy, but it stinks, you don’t want that to happen to anybody, especially a little kid.”

The Indians said in an e-mail following the game that they could not disclose any information.

An adult holding the child immediately left the seating area after Lindor’s drive down the right field line in the sixth inning. Lindor said he stepped out of the box briefly before continuing the at-bat against pitcher Glenn Spellman.

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