Posted September 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
St. Louis first baseman Allen Craig has a sprained left foot but no fracture, a big relief for a Cardinals team that feared it had lost its cleanup hitter for the rest of the season. Craig hurt his foot while rounding first base in the fourth inning of a 5-4, 16-inning win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. He stayed on the ground for a long time and walked off gingerly. X-rays in Cincinnati were inconclusive. He was sent back to St. Louis for an MRI and more X-rays on Thursday that indicated nothing was broken. "We just got word that the X-rays did come back with no fracture," manager Mike Matheny said Thursday evening. "It looks like a sprained foot right now, but it's much more optimistic than what we were thinking last night." The second-place Cardinals moved to within a game of Pittsburgh in the NL Central with their win on Wednesday night. Cincinnati is third, 3 games out. All three are in position to make the playoffs -- one as the division champion, the other t...
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