Umpire examined, not expected to return

Updated: October 14, 2004, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Left field umpire Ed Rapuano felt dizzy and left Game 2 of the NL Championship Series Thursday night, and Houston and St. Louis played on with a five-man crew.

Rapuano left in the second inning and was examined by a doctor. He was not expected to return for the game.

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