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Pirates pitch knocks off Rolen's helmet

PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen
left Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the
first inning, shortly after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch
from Ryan Vogelsong.

A team official said Rolen was taken out for precautionary
reasons and will be reevaluated Wednesday.

Vogelsong's 1-0 pitch knocked Rolen's helmet off, but Rolen
quickly rose to his feet and walked to first without assistance. He
came around to score two batters later but did not take the field
in the bottom half. He was replaced by Hector Luna.

Rolen entered Tuesday's game with 13 home runs and a major
league-leading 53 RBI.