Cardinals outfielder Piscotty injured in violent collision

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PITTSBURGH — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty was carted off the field following a violent collision with teammate Peter Bourjos.

In a frightening scene Monday night, Piscotty lay motionless on the grass in left-center field for several minutes. He was strapped to a backboard and waved with his left hand as he was driven away, eliciting a big cheer from the Pittsburgh crowd.

The team says Piscotty has a bruise on his head and was taken to a hospital for observation.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Josh Harrison of the Pirates hit a drive to the gap in left-center. Piscotty, playing left field, stumbled as he chased the ball. Bourjos went to the ground as he made a lunging catch, and his left knee struck Piscotty square in the face.

Almost immediately, Bourjos began waving his arm to signal that Piscotty needed medical attention.