Cardinals 1B Allen Craig doesn’t have a broken foot

Sep 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (21) flips the ball to first base to retire Pittsburgh Pirates pinch hitter Travis Snider (not pictured) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. The St. Louis Cardinals won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In the midst of a pennant race, the St. Louis Cardinals got some good news.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1st baseman Allen Craig does not have a broken foot.

Craig left last night’s 16-inning marathon 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds with a foot injury the Cardinals thought could be serious, but luckily that isn’t the case.

“Craig’s exams today shows no fracture,” Gold tweeted. “A foot sprain that could keep him off his feet, but the Cardinals are encouraged because bones OK.”

Obviously, Craig is still going to miss at least a few games as the Cardinals fight for a playoff spot. The Cardinals are a game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central and lead the Reds by 2.5 games for the first wild card. They have a a nine game lead on the Washington Nationals for the second wild card spot.

Craig has had a fantastic season. In 134 games, he’s batting .315, has an on base percentage of .373 and is slugging .457. He has 13 home runs and 97 RBI.

The Cardinals and Reds will meet again tonight at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cardinals will send Lance Lynn (13-9, 4.29 ERA) up against Tony Cingrani (6-3, 2.76 ERA).

Topics: Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

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