Cards’ Craig limps off field with injury

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Allen Craig left Tuesday’s

game in Houston after running into a barrier trying to catch a foul

ball in the top of the first inning.

Craig was chasing down a popup hit by Clint Barmes and collided

with a padded railing down the first-base line, suffering what the

team called a contusion to his right knee. He crumpled to the

ground as the ball bounced away, and assistant trainer Barry

Weinberg and manager Tony La Russa came out of the dugout to check

on him.

First baseman Albert Pujols and Weinberg helped Craig to the

dugout.

Jon Jay replaced Craig.