Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. knocked over as fans run onto field in bizarre scene

Acuña remained in the game following the incident

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Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr., bottom center, ends up on the turf as guards wrestle down two fans who approached him as he took his spot in the field for the bottom of the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies.

A bizarre scene broke out during Monday night's Braves-Rockies game in Denver.

Before the bottom of the seventh inning at Coors Field, two fans ran into right field and made contact with Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr., who wound up being knocked to the ground amid the craziness.

A fan first ran over to Acuña and hugged him. As multiple security guards were trying to get that fan off of Acuña, a second fan came darting toward the four-time All-Star.

Acuña stuck out his arm in an apparent attempt to keep the second fan away from him and as a security guard stepped in to separate the two, Acuña was knocked to the ground.

While the two fans were being escorted away by security, Acuña appeared to exchange words with them.

Acuña, who hit his 29th homer and recorded his 60th stolen base earlier in the night, remained in the game following the incident.

"You don't want to see that happen, I know that, because you don't know what those people can do when they come out there," Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters postgame. "So it's a scary situation."

In the next half-inning, Acuña singled and stole his 61st stolen base. He ended his night with a bases-clearing double in the ninth, finishing 4-for-5 with five RBIs, one walk and two steals in a 14-4 Braves rout.

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