St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos
Beltran left Wednesday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series
after one inning due to a left knee strain.
Beltran apparently sustained the injury while grounding into a double play off
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain in the bottom of the first. He was then
replaced by Matt Carpenter when the Cardinals took the field for the top of
The veteran switch-hitter has been one of the Cardinals' top performers during
this postseason, batting .400 (12-for-30) with three home runs and six RBI in
eight games. Beltran had a two-run homer in St. Louis' 6-4 victory in Game 1
of its NLCS matchup with the Giants, then doubled twice in three at-bats in
Sunday's 7-1 loss in Game 2.
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