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Wednesday's match-up between the Cubs and Astros took an emotional turn at the end of the fourth inning when a young girl was hit by a foul ball (photo: a panicked father rushes up the stairs with his screaming daughter and from the stands)

Chicago Cubs batsman Albert Almora Jr. is cheated to tears after his foul ball hits a four-year-old girl in the stands during a match against the Houston Astros

  • Wednesday's match-up between the Cubs and Astros took an emotional turn
  • The Minute Maid Stadium fell silent when the line drive of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. collided with a toddler who was behind Chicago & # 39; s third base
  • Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box in tears
  • In the meantime, a panicked father was seen lifting his screaming daughter up the stairs and out of the gallery
  • During a pause in turns, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update from the girl
  • The security officer wrapped her arms around a hysterical Almora, who then began to cry in the crest of her shoulder
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Wednesday's match-up between the Cubs and Astros took an emotional turn at the end of the fourth inning when a young girl in the stands was hit by a foul ball.

The Minute Maid Stadium fell silent when the line drive of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. collided with a toddler who was behind third base from Chicago.

Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box when a panicked father saw his screaming four-year-old daughter come up the stairs and the stand came out.

It took Almora a few minutes to form itself and continue the battle. Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to comfort the father of two.

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Wednesday's match-up between the Cubs and Astros took an emotional turn at the end of the fourth inning when a young girl was hit by a foul ball (photo: a panicked father rushes up the stairs with his screaming daughter and from the stands)

Wednesday's match-up between the Cubs and Astros took an emotional turn at the end of the fourth inning when a young girl was hit by a foul ball (photo: a panicked father rushes up the stairs with his screaming daughter and from the stands)

Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box in tears

Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box in tears

Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box in tears

Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to Almora, who is a father of two

Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to Almora, who is a father of two

Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to Almora, who is a father of two

Almora, still cradled by the incident, eventually returned to the bat but broke out before he still sobbed down the field (photo: Almora crying dugout)

Almora, still cradled by the incident, eventually returned to the bat but broke out before he still sobbed down the field (photo: Almora crying dugout)

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Almora, still cradled by the incident, eventually returned to the bat but broke out before he still sobbed down the field (photo: Almora crying dugout)

Players of Astros were also shocked by the disturbing scene.

Almora, still rocked from the incident, eventually returned to the bat but broke out before he still sobbed off the field.

During a break between turns, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update on the condition of the affected toddler.

Told that although she was injured, the little girl seemed to be okay and conscious, so Almora put his head in his glove and sobbed uncontrollably with relief.

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The security guard wrapped her arms around a hysterical Almora, who then wept in the crest of her shoulder as teammates gathered around him and provided support.

During a break between innings, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update on the condition of the affected toddler

During a break between innings, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update on the condition of the affected toddler

During a break between innings, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update on the condition of the affected toddler

The security officer wrapped her arms around a hysterical Almora, who then began to cry in the crest of her shoulder

The security officer wrapped her arms around a hysterical Almora, who then began to cry in the crest of her shoulder

The security officer wrapped her arms around a hysterical Almora, who then began to cry in the crest of her shoulder

Teammates also gathered around the father of the two and offered support
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Teammates also gathered around the father of the two and offered support

Teammates also gathered around the father of the two and offered support

Almora and his wife have recently welcomed their second son to the world, which offers a possible explanation for the emotional display of the midfielder.

Officials have not yet given a public update on the condition of the little girl, but local fans who have experienced the incident say the first signs are positive.

The catcher of the ball that the toddler ricochette, David LeVasseur, said the ball had no traces of blood and there was none near her seat. The girl was also aware.

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& # 39; All we heard was shouting, & # 39; LeVasseur said to the Houston Chronicle. & # 39; We saw this father pick up a child and run up the stairs. He walked away.

& # 39; I have come up and see the first aid men there and the father is holding the girl. She was (paying attention), she is aware, she is doing well. I'd give someone in the family the ball. They shake it off course. I asked the first aid man if she was okay and he said he didn't know. & # 39;

Social media were full of praise for Almora, with thousands of messages on Twitter crediting the sympathy of the sportsman living in Cuba.

& # 39; Heartbreaking. Albert Almora Jr. is really awake after his line drive hits a young fan, & tweet Chris Dixon. & # 39; I hope the child will be fine. Very difficult situation. & # 39;

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