Matt Holliday bloodied by fastball to the face

Matt Holliday was knocked out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ game in the sixth inning Thursday night when he was hit in the face by a fastball from San Diego’s Andrew Cashner.

Holliday dropped to the ground, spitting blood, before he was able to get up and go to first. He was removed for a pinch runner.

The Cardinals announced Holliday has facial abrasions but no broken bones and is day to day.

San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris and home plate umpire Chris Guccione watch and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny comes running as Matt Holliday doubles over after being hit in the face by a pitch during the sixth inning Thursday in St. Louis. Holliday left the game. 

Aledmys Diaz’s walk-off single in the ninth inning gave the Cardinals a 6-5 come-from-behind victory Thursday night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.