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St. Louis Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty leaves start with shoulder tightness

Aug 24, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) leaves the field with a trainer after being pulled from the game against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) leaves the field with a trainer after being pulled from the game against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty exited Tuesday’s game against the visiting Detroit Tigers in the third inning due to right shoulder tightness.

He left after throwing 46 pitches and allowing back-to-back solo home runs to Robbie Grossman and Miguel Cabrera. Daniel Ponce de Leon replaced him. Flaherty allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in two-plus innings.

Earlier this season, the 25-year-old Flaherty missed 2 1/2 months with an oblique strain.

Before the game, St. Louis also had to scratch outfielder Tyler O’Neill from the lineup with mid-back tightness.

–Field Level Media