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Cardinals LF Matt Holliday gets moth stuck in ear

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A moth got stuck deep in Matt Holliday's right ear, forcing the St. Louis Cardinals slugger out of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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With two outs in the top of the eighth inning Monday night, Holliday walked off the field holding his ear. Cardinals trainer Barry Weinberg tried to assist the All-Star left fielder as he headed toward the dugout.

Team spokesman Brian Bartow says Holliday was taken into a dark room and trainers put a light by his ear to try to lure the moth out. That didn't work, so they used a utensil to get the moth, which was still alive, out of Holliday's ear.

Holliday was not available for comment after a 2-1 loss but appeared to be OK, Bartow said.

Holliday was replaced in left field by Corey Patterson.

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