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Carpenter leaves before fourth inning

Updated: April 15, 2009, 12:43 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter appears headed for the disabled list after straining his left rib cage swinging the bat Tuesday night.

Carpenter was injured grounding out to third base to end the top of the fourth. He went to the mound to warm up before the bottom of the inning, then called for a trainer.

"I felt it just a little bit on that swing, and every warmup pitch got worse and worse until the last one bit pretty good," Carpenter said after the Cardinals' ...

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