(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI (AP) When Tommy Pham was hit by a pitch in the left hand in his first at-bat, it did not look like he would be able to stay in the game.
Not only did Pham finish, but he had an RBI single and a two-run homer to help lead the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 11-6 on Friday night.
"It didn't affect him hitting the ball to dead center in the biggest park in the country," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "That was a pretty nice sign that things should be OK, but we'll wait to see what the medical team says."