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ESPN Has Update On Child Hit By Foul Ball At Cubs-Astros Game

albert almora during the game against houston

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 29: Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs leaves the game after checking on the young child that was hit by a foul ball off his bat in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

ESPN has issued a promising update on the young fan who was struck by a foul ball during tonight's Houston Astros-Chicago Cubs game.

A young child appeared to get struck by a foul ball off the bat of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. in a horrifying scene during tonight's nationally televised game.

ESPN is reporting that the young fan is awake and conscious, but is being transported to the hospital to get checked out.

Cubs reporter Jesse Rogers, who was cited by Jeff Passan on the air during the update, added on Twitter that he is hearing good things.

"Will wait for official word from the Astros but hearing positive things about the child that was hit by the foul ball. Cross your fingers," he reports.

The scene at Minute Maid Park was incredibly emotional earlier in the contest, with Almora having to be consoled by a security guard and then his teammates.

Our thoughts continue to be with the young fan and their family. We will continue to provide updates when able.