Game 83: Rangers 12, Indians 1



Things started out promisingly enough, with Michael Brantley having a long at-bat (though eventually flying out), and Jayson Nix hitting yet another home run. Things went downhill from there. Justin Masterson didn't have his control, allowing nine hits, three walks, and hitting two batters. Joaquin Arias broke the game open with a bases-loaded double in the sixth, ending Masterson's evening. Hector Ambriz made things worse, giving up another four runs while trying to eat a couple innings.

The game was brought to screeching halt in the bottom of the fifth when a fan fell approximately 30 feet from the second deck while attempting to catch a foul ball. Play was stopped for 16 minutes while the fan was attended to, the atmosphere at the park eerily quiet. After the game resumed, the Rangers released an update on the fan's condition:

The Rangers are monitoring reports from John Peter Smith Hospital, but at the moment all we know is that the fan got immediate attention from our staff, was able to move all his extremities, and was responsive to paramedics when the EMS workers reached him.

Four other individuals seated in the lower bowl were treated in the first aid area at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. None were transported to the hospital.

Thankfully the worst did not happen.

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