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Thursday September 5th, 2013

Allen Craig was injured at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati(AP Photo/Al Behrman) St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig was injured trying to avoid an umpire after reaching base. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig was injured during Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds while trying to avoid running into an umpire.

In the fourth inning, Craig hit a ground ball to Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who threw high to starter Bronson Arroyo covering the bag. He tried to avoid first base umpire Laz Diaz but hurt his leg.

Craig was later diagnosed with a left foot sprain. Matt Adams replaced him in the field and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

JAFFE: Top 10 September storylines to watch Craig is hitting .315 with 13 home runs in 134 game games this season. He is third in the National League in RBI with 97 and his .450 average with runners in scoring position leads the majors.

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