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By Quinn Roberts / Special to MLB.com
Schumaker sidelined with injured elbow
LOS ANGELES -- Before Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced that Skip Schumaker has a hyperextended right elbow and is day to day.Schumaker, who hasn't played in the Cardinals' last two games, injured the elbow during an at-bat in Friday's game. "It doesn't feel great," Schumaker said. "Hopefully it is something minor and a couple days' rest will be enough to get it better. "It just hurt when I would follow through on my swing and after I would throw a ball. I just couldn't get anything on the ball." La Russa said the Redbirds' second baseman will see team doctors Monday in St. Louis. Utility infielder Daniel Descalso replaced Schumaker in Sunday's starting lineup at second base, his first Major League start there. In 14 games this season, Schumaker is batting .241 with one home run and his eight RBIs are tied for second most among National League second baseman. "We will fly in and hopefully I can get clearance and a couple of days off and it will feel better," said Schumaker.
After hitting a three-run homer in his best game of the season on Saturday, Allen Craig was unavailable for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers after experiencing left groin tightness. He will be seen by team doctors in St. Louis Monday, however, the injury isn't expected to be anything serious. ... Coming into Sunday's game, Colby Rasmus, has played every inning of the Cardinals' road trip, batting .419 (18-for-43), with two home runs and five RBIs. He also has a nine-game hitting streak. ... Over the past six games entering Sunday, the Cardinals led the Majors with a .386 average, 14 home runs and 60 runs scored. The Cardinals also rank first in the National League in batting (.298), hits (164) and runs scored (87) on the season.
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