SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman who tried to break up a fight in the parking lot of AT&T Park on Thursday was hospitalized after being punched in the face by a man and knocked unconscious, San Francisco police said.

The victim apparently had tried to intervene in a fight that broke out between two men following a day game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics when one of them punched her, police spokeswoman Albie Esparza said. The woman was knocked unconscious and is being treated for serious injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

Thursday's fight comes one day after a Los Angeles County jury awarded $18 million in damages to Bryan Stow, a Capitola man and Giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten up by two fans at Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011.

Observers had hoped the Stow verdict, along with prison sentences for the two assailants, would go a long way toward reminding fans about the need for civility during sporting events.

In the Stow case, the Santa Cruz paramedic and his friends were taunted while attending a Giants game in Los Angeles, then attacked from behind as they walked through a parking lot. Stow, a father of two, was beaten unconscious and suffered permanent brain damage that will require lifelong care.

No arrests have been made in Thursday's attack.

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