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St. Louis Cardinals take out Atlanta Braves in game marred by fan anger

 

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Pete Kozma and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals run into the dugout as fans throw debris onto the field after an infield fly was called in the eighth inning against a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

AP reports: In the Braves' eighth, with one out, runners on first and second, and the Cardinals leading 6-3, shortstop Andrelton Simmons popped up to shallow left field. Cards shortstop Pete Kozma ran into the outfield to make the play but veered off, apparently thinking the left fielder would make the play. The ball fell between them, but the left field umpire called the batter out on the infield fly rule.

Fans erupted in anger and threw debris on the field, forcing a delay of 18 minutes. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, played the rest of the game under protest. Read the full story.

 

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Atlanta Braves officials pick up trash on the field as security stand by during the eighth inning.

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