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

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)
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: 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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