Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday breaks right thumb on HBP
CHICAGO (AP) St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday has a broken right thumb and is out indefinitely after getting hit by a pitch in the Cardinals' 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Cubs.
Reliever Mike Montgomery plunked the seven-time All-Star with a 94 mph fastball on a 1-1 count with two outs and nobody on in the 10th on Thursday night.
Holliday immediately grabbed his right hand. He walked to first base accompanied by the trainer before leaving the field.
An X-ray showed the break. Holliday wouldn't say if he felt his season was over. He'll see a hand specialist Friday and says it's ''super disappointing but it's part of sport, unfortunately.''
St. Louis is 13 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central but is in the wild-card hunt.
Montgomery said ''it wasn't on purpose'' and he was just trying to pitch inside.