BOSTON (WHDH) - A man was taken to the hospital Saturday after he was hit in the head with a broken baseball bat at Fenway Park.

The man was struck during the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros. The broken bat flew over the protective netting and hit the man, cutting him above his right eye.

“It just happened to be over the net and he didn’t see it coming,” said Troy Lusk, who was sitting near where it happened.

An off-duty police officer sitting nearby went over to help him before security arrived. The Red Sox said the man was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was treated and released.

This is the second time a fan was hit with a broken bat at Fenway Park this season. Less than a month ago, another man was hit by a bat that came over the new protective netting. He was not seriously injured.

The netting was added after another fan, Tonya Carpenter, received life-threatening injuries last year when he was hit by a flying bat.

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