Drone delays Indians vs Cubs game at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 16: Play was halted during the fifth inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians when a drone landed on the grass in center field at Wrigley Field on September 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Ph

Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center.

As Willson Contreras came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and the game tied at 2, the device was spotted over the left-center stands. Before the drone landed, umpires rushed players into the dugouts.

The blinking drone took off, hovered at about 100 feet, then pulled away and vanished past the vintage center-field scoreboard.

Following a 7-minute delay, Contreras resumed his at-bat and grounded out to end the inning.