Pujols Hurt in Cardinals' 5-4 Win Over Royals

5 years 4 months 3 days ago June 19, 2011 Jun 19, 2011 Sunday, June 19 2011 Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:27:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols sprained his left wrist trying to make a tag at first base, but the St. Louis Cardinals recovered to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Sunday on Skip Schumaker's ninth-inning homer.

Pujols was injured in the sixth and the three-time NL MVP left the game. He will be evaluated further on Monday, an off day for St. Louis.

Wilson Betemit hit a chopper up the middle off Cardinals starter Jamie Garcia. Second baseman Pete Kozma backhanded the ball and made a jump-throw to first, pulling Pujols off the bag. As the slugger tried for a tag, Betemit ran into his glove hand and Pujols went down to the ground in pain.

Pujols, hitting .279 this year, was 3 for 3 with his 17th home run. The fifth-inning shot gave St. Louis a 3-2 lead.

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