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Cards ace Wainwright hurts ankle while batting, leaves game

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MILWAUKEE (AP) St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright injured his left ankle while batting Saturday night, and the Cardinals sounded concerned about how badly he was hurt.

Wainwright was put in a walking boot and manager Mike Matheny said the clubhouse was ''pretty somber'' after a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

''Well, we won't know for sure anything until we get a picture on Monday. But, it's in the back of his ankle and that's a bad spot,'' Matheny said.

The Cardinals said Wainwright will be re-evaluated back in St. Louis after the team's road trip ends Sunday.

Wainwright had a 2-0 lead when he stumbled getting out of the batter's box on his popup that led off the fifth inning. He was helped off the field by a trainer and left the game.

''My foot just shut down on me,'' Wainwright said.