Boston police: Fan hit by bat at Fenway expected to survive

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Woman Remains in Hospital After Being Hit by Broken Bat at Fenway Park


BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police spokeswoman says the fan who was seriously injured by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive.

Officer Rachel McGuire said Saturday that the woman is recovering.

Tonya Carpenter was struck in the head by the broken bat of Oakland's Brett Lawrie during a game Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Police initially called her injuries life-threatening.

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. Larry Lucchino, President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox was also on the scene. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox medical personnel tend to a woman, who with was hit by a wooden shard, off a broken bat of Oakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie, in the second inning during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, June 5, 2015. The game stopped as the woman was taken from the stands on a stretcher down the first base line to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A fan, who was accidentally hit in the head with a broken bat by Oakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie, is helped from the stands during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, June 5, 2015. The game was stopped while they wheeled her down the first base line. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Fans observe a moment of silence before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics, at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in the area of the stands where a woman was hit and seriously injured by a broken bat during Friday's game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: People gather where a woman was seriously injured by a broken base bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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