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Angels, A's delayed in 5th for broken outfield fence

Angels, A's delayed in 5th for broken outfield fence

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.


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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A piece of the outfield wall in Oakland fell down after Los Angeles left fielder Shane Victorino crashed into it, causing a 10-minute delay as players briefly returned to their dugouts Monday night in a game between the Angels and Athletics.

Victorino was trying to chase down Danny Valencia's RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning. The piece that fell was a middle red panel of an advertising sign.

It was referred to as a broken fence delay on the television broadcast. Angels manager Mike Scioscia switched pitchers after the delay.

Only hours earlier, the stadium was transformed back to a baseball diamond after the Oakland Raiders hosted the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL preseason game Sunday night.

The A's didn't work out on the field beforehand during that process.

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