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Rangers reliever throws chair at fan in ruckus

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Texas reliever Frank Francisco threw a chair at a fan in a lower box to the left of the Rangers' bullpen along the right-field line in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics last night.

The chair hit one man in the head, then bounced and clobbered a woman in the side of the head on her left temple.

The Rangers sprinted out of their dugout with two outs in the top of the ninth and reliever Doug Brocail could be seen screaming at a male fan.

Brocail had to be restrained by his teammates and bullpen coach Mark Connor, and others also had to be held back.

Security ran to the scene and a small section of fans was cleared from their seats.

The incident caused a 19-minute delay.

A's manager Ken Macha came across the field to speak to Dave Rinetti, vice president of stadium operations, before play resumed.

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