Louis Cardinals CF Dexter Fowler leaves game with shoulder injury

Louis Cardinals CF Dexter Fowler leaves game with shoulder injury”

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Both players left the game and will be re-examined Friday morning to see if they will be headed to the disabled list or to Atlanta for the Cardinals next series.

Piscotty pulled up after crossing first base on his grounder to third. "He was in the right place tonight, no question". Fowler finished the inning but was replaced before the start of the fourth by Randal Grichuk, who started the game in left field.

Aledmys Diaz shifted from shortstop to left field following Fowler's exit from the game. Keon Broxton finished 4-for-5 with a double and a homer for Milwaukee.

The teams combined for 25 hits and stranded 24 baserunners in the 3-hour, 29-minute game.

CARDINALS KEY TRENDS: The Cardinals have won 23 of Wainwright's last 34 starts, are 45-20 in his last 65 home starts, and are 41-15 in his last 56 starts versus National League Central opponents.

Getting 4 1/3 scoreless innings from their relievers and a tie-breaking home run from Jesus Aguilar in the seventh, Milwaukee edged the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 at Busch Stadium.

Fowler hit a two-run triple in a three-run second, but Travis Shaw had a two-run double in the third and scored on Broxton's double. Wainwright scattered nine hits and allowed four runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Yadier Molina's RBI single put the Cardinals ahead 4-3 in the bottom half.

Fowler sustained the injury when he dove for and missed Hernan Perez's fly ball to the left-center-field gap that went for a double.

The Cardinals also announced on Friday that infielder Jhonny Peralta will being a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Palm Beach on Friday. He is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA.

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