Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series vs. the Red Sox with a right rib contusion. Beltran was injured while making a catch up against the bullpen wall to rob David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning.
Shane Robinson replaced Beltran in right field and Jon Jay entered the game in center field. Beltran was taken to a local hospital for further examination. He struck out in his only at bat.
Losing Beltran would be big for the Cardinals. Coming into his first World Series, the outfielder had six RBIs and a .423 OBP for St. Louis this postseason. His postseason slugging percentage and home run rate are among the highest in baseball history.