On Wednesday night, the Yankees defeated the Royals by a score of 3-0 (box score). However, the game was marred by a scary incident in the seventh inning, when Chris Carter hit a broken-bat grounder off KC pitcher Matt Strahm. Part of Carter’s bat flew into the stands and struck a young fan in the head, drawing blood.
Per MLB.com, a Yankees spokesperson said the young fan, who had been sitting about seven rows up on the third base side of home plate, was given first aid on-site and then received further treatment elsewhere. Although this was plainly no fault of Carter’s, the slugger told the AP that he intends to reach out to the family of the young fan.