Shaw exits game with finger injury

Shaw exits game with finger injury

MILWAUKEE -- After appearing to jam his right index finger trying to make a diving play in the top of the sixth inning, Brewers third baseman and RBI leader Travis Shaw exited Sunday's game against the Mets in the seventh.

The Brewers announced it was a "right index finger injury" for Shaw, whose run-scoring groundout in the first inning gave him 31 RBIs this season. That put Shaw in a temporary tie for third in the Majors with the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Mariners' Nelson Cruz.

Shaw didn't immediately leave the game after he was hurt going for Jose Reyes' infield hit in the sixth. After a visit from an athletic trainer, Shaw remained in the game to field a T.J. Rivera grounder for the final out of the inning, then led off the bottom of the sixth and grounded out softly back to the mound.

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