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Kauffman Stadium to extend protective netting after fan was struck by foul ball

MLB: JUN 04 Red Sox at Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 04: An internal view of the stadium fountains during the MLB regular season game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals, on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Royals have announced that protective netting will be extended at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City’s Fox4 reports. A young girl was struck by a line drive foul ball in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game between the Royals and Tigers.

A Royals spokesman said it is still not clear if the Royals will have the netting extended before the end of the season. The spokesman also said the club had been planning to extend the netting even before the child was struck on Monday.

Six other teams have already announced plans to extend netting at their ballparks: the Dodgers, Pirates, Orioles, Nationals, White Sox, and Rangers.

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