Gallardo leaves with side injury -

Gallardo leaves with side injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo strained a left side muscle and was removed from a start only hours after being picked to his first All-Star team.

Gallardo grabbed his left side after an 0-2 pitch to Tyler Greene of the St. Louis Cardinals with two outs and a man on base in the third inning Sunday. Gallardo walked off the field after receiving medical attention and the team said he'd be evaluated by team physician Dr. William Raasch in Milwaukee on Monday.

The Cardinals had scored five runs for a 6-0 lead, taking advantage of consecutive fielding errors by shortstop Alcides Escobar, with all the runs unearned.

Gallardo was the second Brewers player to leave the game in the third. Leadoff man Rickie Weeks was ejected for arguing a called third strike to end the top half.

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