Young girl taken away on stretcher after being struck by foul ball at Yankees game

NEW YORK - Members of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins were visibly shaken Wednesday after a foul ball injured a child during a game at Yankee Stadium.

In the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier hit a foul ball on the third base side that struck a young girl. ESPN didn't replay the incident, but Frazier and members of both teams appeared upset afterward.

A nearby fan can be seen immediately signaling for help after the play. The game was halted for over five minutes.

NJ.com learned from a nearby fan that the ball hit the girl in the mouth. 

"It's unknown if the girl lost consciousness, but by the time she left the seats, (the fan) said she was crying and responsive," Brendan Kuty of NJ.com wrote, adding the girl was taken to a first-aid area in the stadium before leaving the ballpark on a stretcher.

The Associated Press reported the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was told by security that the girl is OK.

 "I thought of my kids. I have two kids under 3 years old and I just hope she's all right," Frazier said after the game, according to the AP. "I know the dad or whoever it was that was with them was trying their hardest, but the ball's coming at 120 miles an hour at them and the ball's hooking. So it's like if you've never seen a ball like that, which most people in the world haven't, it's very tough."

Yankees infielder and former Diamondback Didi Gregorius wished the girl well via Twitter.

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