ST. LOUIS (AP) — Home plate umpire Chad Fairchild left the Marlins-Cardinals game after taking a foul ball off his right forearm in the bottom of the first inning.

Jim Joyce moved from first base to the plate and the crew worked a man short Friday night.

Fairchild hopped in pain after being injured on Wei-Yin Chen’s first pitch to Matt Holliday, the Cardinals third-place hitter. The game was delayed several minutes, first while Fairchild was being treated at the plate and then while Joyce changed gear.

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