Cardinals’ Holliday hit by pitch, leaves game

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has left Tuesday

night’s game against Milwaukee after being hit in the leg by a

pitch.

Holliday was hit by an 89-mph fastball from Brewers starter

Randy Wolf near his left knee in the first inning. After spending

several minutes with team’s trainer, Holliday initially remained in

the game. But Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took him out in the

bottom of the second, when Jon Jay came in as a defensive

replacement. Holliday’s injury was described as a left thigh

contusion.

Holliday had a game-tying two-run single in the ninth inning of

Monday’s game, which the Cardinals went on to win 3-2.