Carlos Beltran injury: St. Louis Cardinals RF leaves Game 3 with knee strain

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon with a left knee strain, per MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch. The Cardinals have listed Beltran as day-to-day.

After exiting in the second inning, Beltran was replaced in the lineup, and in right field, by Matt Carpenter. In his first at-bat of the game, Carpenter proceeded to his a two-run homer off of Giants starter Matt Cain to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. Carpenter did not play in the first two games of the series, and was 1-for-5 in the postseason prior to Wednesday's game.

Beltran owns 14 career postseason home runs, and is a lifetime .378/.489/.838 hitter across seven playoff series. Through Game 2 of the current series, Beltran was 12-for-29 with three home runs in the 2012 postseason, including a homer in the Cardinals' NLCS Game 1 victory in San Francisco.

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