Pirates starter Morton leaves game with injury
ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton left with an apparent injury in the second inning Sunday at St. Louis.
Morton had allowed five runs on six hits and walking two in 1 1-2 innings before manager Clint Hurdle came to the mound. He left after throwing a wild pitch that bounced just in front of the left-handed batter's box, allowing Jon Jay to score and give the Cardinals a 5-0 lead. He threw 46 pitches.
Morton hadn't surrendered more than two runs since the Cardinals tagged him for five in a 13-0 victory on Aug. 1 in Pittsburgh. He went on to win his next three decisions over five starts, which included a no-decision after giving up two runs in seven innings on Aug. 13 at St. Louis.
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