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.