Fan collapses before Astros game

HOUSTON (AP) A man has collapsed in the stands before the Houston Astros' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The man was near Houston's dugout when he went down. Nearby fans rushed to his side before EMTs got to the scene and appeared to be giving the fan CPR.

Emergency officials then placed the man on a backboard and carried him up the steps of the first level at Minute Maid Park on to the concourse and out of the stadium. The man appeared to be unresponsive as he was being carried out of the park on Friday night.

The Astros said in a statement that a fan was transported to the hospital before the game and their ''thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.''

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