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Giants Fan in Critical Condition After Beating

Police said the fan was attacked in the stadium parking lot after the game



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    One of three San Francisco Giants fans attacked Thursday after the opening day game at Dodger Stadium remained in critical condition Friday afternoon.

    Authorities said two Dodgers fans attacked the Giants fans in the parking lot after the game. Police said they are looking for the attackers, who were wearing Dodgers gear.

    Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg said Friday that the attackers followed three men in Giants gear as they walked to their car after the Dodgers' win over the defending World Series champs. Rosenberg said the attackers shouted slurs against the Giants and kicked and punched the men.

    One victim suffered a head injury and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Rosenberg said his injury is not life-threatening.

    "It is extremely unfortunate that this incident took place on what was  otherwise a great day at Dodger Stadium for tens of thousands of fans," said Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers vice president of communications. "We're committed to having the most fan- and family-friendly  environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority. We are cooperating fully with authorities during their  investigation and we wish this fan a speedy recovery."

    About 130 people were arrested on opening day last year at Dodger Stadium. At least two arrests were reported after Thursday's game.

    Call the LAPD's Northeast Station at 213-485-2563 with information about the attack.