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Marlins-Padres game delayed due to swarm of bees

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Sunday’s series finale between the Marlins and Padres in San Diego went into a bee delay in the bottom of the third inning. Bees began to swarm behind home plate and around the Padres’ dugout on the first base side, as the FOX Sports San Diego broadcast showed:

The Padres called a pest control company to handle the situation. Austin Hedges is not employed by a pest control company but he was ready all the same:

The Marlins scored twice in the second inning on a Jorge Alfaro two-run home run and once in the top of the third on a Garrett Cooper homer to take a 3-0 lead over the Padres behind starter Trevor Richards, opposite Matt Strahm. Despite the lead, I don’t think they’re in any rush to resume play until every last bee is relocated.