A man in the Houston Astros dugout was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Michael Brantley during Game 2 of the ALCS and exited with a towel over his head.

The Astros released a statement late in Sunday night's game on behalf of Harris County Emergency Corps, which said one of its employees was hit and taken to a hospital, where he was evaluated and in stable condition.

"My thoughts and prayers are with his family and him, and I hope I can talk to him soon," Brantley said.

Play was briefly halted after the accident in the fifth inning. AJ Hinch came on the field to console a shaken-up Brantley.