Dodgers’ Ramirez scratched from Game 2

Dodgers’ Ramirez scratched from Game 2

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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 11: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is hit by a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game One of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 11, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 12 at 2:00 PM

(BaseballStL) -- Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was slated to bat third in Game 2, but was a late scratch for Los Angeles due to bruised ribs suffered when he was struck by a pitch in Game 1.

Ramirez, who went 0-for-2 with three walks including two intentional in Game 1, was struck by a 95-mph fastball in the ribcage during his first at-bat against Joe Kelly in the first inning Friday. He is batting .444 (8-for-18) with a home run and six RBI in five games this postseason.

Former Cardinal infielder Nick Punto replaced Ramirez in the field.

Also in the Dodgers lineup was former Cardinal utility man Skip Schumaker who started in center field and batted sixth. Schumaker started in place of Andre Ethier.

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