San Diego Padres-Kansas City Royals game has weird ending thanks to fan on field (video)

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The San Diego Padres got a much-needed win on Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals. However, even in a victory, nothing seems to comes easy for the Padres in 2023.

Fan on field leads to weird ending for San Diego Padres-Kansas City Royals game

All seemed normal as Padres relief pitcher Nick Martinez prepared to finish off the victory, getting ahead of Kansas City's Nick Pratto with an 0-2 count with two outs in the top of the ninth. As the Friar Faithful rose to their feet to prepare to celebrate a win, Martinez fired and delivered what seemed to be strike three. However, the final verdict on the call and the ending of the game was delayed because a fan had gotten on the field and caused a distraction.

Take a look at the video below and you'll see how confusion reigned in the final pitch of the game.

While it took a few moments for the umpires to actually decide the game was over (and those moments were greeted with plenty of boos from the Petco Park crowd that was ready to celebrate), it was indeed ruled that Pratto had been rung up on strikes, setting off the official celebration.

Martinez came into the game after Padres starting pitcher Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. No Padres pitcher has ever twirled a no-hitter in San Diego, so the crowd was amped to potentially be watching history. However, Kansas City's Michael Massey opened the eighth with a single to right field, shutting down Wacha's attempt at baseball immortality.

With Wacha departing after 103 pitches, Martinez was called upon to get the final six outs and he did just that, allowing just one hit while striking out two, including the final batter of the game on a very delayed call.

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