Alou, Burrell leave game with injuries

Updated: May 5, 2006, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- San Francisco Giants right fielder Moises Alou sprained his right ankle and was carted off the field during Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after getting hurt while chasing a foul ball.

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Philadelphia left fielder Pat Burrell also came out with tightness in his left hamstring.

Alou was chasing David Bell's foul fly down the right-field line in the third inning when he stumbled just as he was crossing the line. He appeared to twist his ankle before tumbling to the ground in the corner.

Barry Bonds and other teammates gathered around Alou, who stayed down for several minutes before he was taken off the field on a cart. His father, Felipe, the Giants' manager, and a trainer also attended to him.

Philadelphia fans, who booed Bonds all night, gave Alou a round of applause. He was taken for X-rays, which were negative.

The 39-year-old Alou has missed a slew of games throughout his career with a variety of leg injuries. He had an RBI single earlier in the game, following an intentional walk to Bonds.

Randy Winn moved from center field to right. Steve Finley entered in center and took Alou's No. 5 spot in the batting order.

Burrell came out after sliding into second on Ryan Howard's fielder's-choice grounder in the fourth. He never made it to the bag on his slide.

Shane Victorino replaced Burrell in left and hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth.


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