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Bees Cause Delay at Astros-Padres Game

Posted: July 2, 2009, 5:37 PM ; Updated: July 2, 2009, 6:42 PM

SAN DIEGO—Talk about adding a late-inning buzz to a ballgame.

The Houston Astros—who once had the "Killer B's"—beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Thursday, but only after waiting out a 52-minute delay in the top of the ninth inning caused when a swarm of bees took over part of left field at Petco Park.

Geoff Blum hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs. The Astros won three of four against the Padres.

A beekeeper was called to the downtown ballpark and sprayed a chair and a ballgirl's jacket that had attracted the bees. Padres president Tom Garfinkel said a few thousand bees attached themselves to a queen bee.

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