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.
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.
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.