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Earthquake Shakes Giants-Reds Baseball Game

Earthquake Shakes Giants-Reds Baseball Game

AT&T Park on April 27, 2017, in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:29 AM

An earthquake shook the Giants-Reds baseball game Monday at AT&T Park.

The magnitude 3.5 quake tore through the Bay Area as Reds first baseman Joey Votto was at the plate in the top for the first inning, with Giants' Chris Stratton on the mound, Sporting News noted.

The shaking rattled TV cameras for several seconds but it did not disrupt play, and the Giants went on to win the game 10-7.

Votto, who made an early exit because of back tightness, jokingly blamed the earthquake for his departure.

"I was feeling pretty good and then that earthquake hit and all of a sudden everything got thrown off right around 7:18 p.m. in the middle of my first at-bat," Votto said per MLB.com. "Oh, I got taken out of the game because of it, are you kidding me? I'm a sensitive soul."

It was only a matter of time before sports fans flooded social media with jokes and snarky comments relating to the incident.

"Earthquake happens and then the Giants start doing things," Edgar Corona said in a tweet.

"The Giants caused a minor earthquake with all those hits!" Another Twitter user posted.

The earthquake struck Monday evening, about 1.8 miles east-northeast of Oakland, at a shallow depth of 5.5 miles.

Although it was a small earthquake with no reported damage, it was enough to startle residents, who felt their buildings shake.

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