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Fan throws can at player

A baseballer has narrowly avoided being hit with a beer can while taking a catch in a MLB match.
Fan throws can at player during MLB game
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A baseball fan threw a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of Tuesday's American League wildcard game.

With the score tied 2-2, pinch hitter Melvin Upton hit the ball to left-field.

Kim made the catch despite the can narrowly missing him as it came out of the stands.

Centre-fielder Adam Jones gestured toward the seats, and manager Buck Showalter came out to register his displeasure with the umpires.

It was not immediately known whether the fan was ejected.

Toronto won the match 5-2 to advance to a division series clash against Texas thanks to Edwin Encarnacion's three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez.

Blue Jays fans tossed bottles and debris on the field during game five of last year's AL Division Series against Texas, upset by the call that let Rougned Odor score from third after catcher Russell Martin's throw back to the mound deflected off Shin Soo Choo's bat.

A Blue Jays fan threw a drink at Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth during a game at Rogers Centre in May 2013.

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