Baseball hits child in the stands during Chicago Cubs game

A young child was taken to the hospital after being struck by a ball at a game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs, visibly upsetting the player who hit the ball.

The Astros confirmed that a young fan was taken to the hospital after being struck at Houston's Minute Maid Park, but did not offer details on the child's condition. "The Astros send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family," the club said in a statement.

The ball was hit by Cubs player Albert Almora Jr. Almora was distraught and comforted by teammates after the incident, and later appeared to cry after talking with a security guard in the area where the child had been injured.

"God willing, I'll be able to have a relationship with this little girl for the rest of my life, but just prayers right now," Almora said after the game.