– A female fan hit by a line drive foul ball during Sunday's Cubs-Braves game was conscious and taken to a hospital, the Cubs said.

The woman was carried off on a stretcher at Wrigley Field. She was struck by a foul from Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber in the first inning. She was sitting just past the camera well on the first base side.

The game was briefly stopped as fans and ushers waved for medics.

On Friday, a female fan in Detroit was injured by a foul ball behind the Tigers dugout. That prompted Tigers star Justin Verlander and other players to say there needed to be changes at ballparks to protect fans, such as extra netting.

Earlier this year, a woman was seriously injured after being struck in the head by a broken bat in the stands at Boston's Fenway Park.

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