Astros game delayed by bees

July 2, 2009 4:32:58 PM PDT
Talk about adding a late-inning buzz to a ballgame. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

A game between the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres was delayed in the top of the ninth inning Thursday when a swarm of bees took over part of left field at Petco Park.

After Joe Thatcher's first pitch to Miguel Tejada with two outs in the ninth, Padres left fielder Kyle Blanks began walking in toward the infield. Second base umpire Mike Reilly walked toward left field to see what was going on.

Within minutes, the rest of the players left the field.

The swarm first appeared along the warning track. Later, fans were cleared out of several sections down the left-field line.

Houston led 6-1 at the time.

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