St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran was playing in the first World Series game of his career on Wednesday night.
Things didn’t go well.
Beltran was injured while trying to save a grand slam off the bat of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. He was able to make the catch, but injured his ribs in the process.
Beltran was taken to the hospital for X-Rays and a CT scan, both of which came up negative for the star outfielder, according to the FOXSportsLive Twitter account.
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Check out the GIF of the play that Beltran was injured on:
Shane Robinson was forced to move over to right and Jon Jay came into the game to replace Beltran. Jay ended up going 0-2 with a walk in the Cardinals 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
St. Louis is probably going to need Beltran if they have any shot of contending in this series. Beltran hit .296 with 24 HRs and 84 RBI for the Cardinals this season and holds a career .337 postseason batting average with 16 HRs and 37 RBI in 163 at bats.
Coincidentally, in Game 1 of the NLCS the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez injured his ribs and was slowed the rest of the series after being hit by St. Louis starter Joe Kelly.
Beltran is listed as day-to-day at the moment, and it is unclear if he will be able to go in Game 2 tomorrow night.