Cardinals' Craig leaves game with sprained foot

Cardinals' Craig leaves game with sprained foot

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 1, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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by JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer

KMOV.com

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 10:14 PM

(AP) — Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig sprained his left foot while rounding first base and left the game in the fourth inning on Wednesday night.

Craig hit a grounder to Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who threw too high to pitcher Bronson Arroyo covering the base. Craig twisted his foot and ankle while rounding the base and fell hard, allowing the Reds to retrieve the ball and tag him out while he was still down.

He walked off slowly. Matt Adams replaced him in the field. Craig will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

The Cardinals have been bothered by nagging injuries while losing five of their last six games. Right fielder Carlos Beltran missed two games with a stiff back, and catcher Yadier Molina left one game with a sore left wrist.

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