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Braves-Cardinals Game Halted by Bottle-Throwing Fans in Atlanta

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The National League wild-card playoff game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves has been interrupted because fans are throwing bottles and cans on the field after an umpire’s controversial call.

The fan reaction came in the eighth inning of the Major League Baseball game after an umpire invoked the infield fly rule, which means the batter is automatically out, on a popup by the Braves’ Andrelton Simmons that fell safely to the ground in short left field.

The Cardinals lead 6-3, and the Braves would have had the bases loaded and one out if the infield fly rule had not been called. Instead, they have two men on base and two outs.

The Braves told umpires they are playing the game under protest.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rob Gloster at rgloster@bloomberg.net

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