Medical issue in stands delays Cubs-Astros

Fan taken off on stretcher before top of third after suffering seizure

Medical issue in stands delays Cubs-Astros

HOUSTON -- Saturday's game between the Astros and Cubs at Minute Maid Park was delayed for eight minutes prior to the top of the third inning, when a fan had a seizure in one of the front rows just past the Astros' dugout down the first-base line.

The seizure occurred during Jason Castro's one-out at-bat in the second inning, during which the Astros stranded the bases loaded in a scoreless game, which the Astros ultimately won, 2-1.

After the delay, the fan was carried off on a stretcher, and the fan's condition was not announced.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.