CHICAGO (AP) -Cubs first baseman Daryle Ward had to leave Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants after sliding on his knees while trying to catch a popup in the second inning.
Ward, starting at first for a second straight day while Derrek Lee serves a five-game suspension, raced in from first to try and catch Pedro Feliz's high pop between the plate and mound. Ward slid on his knees trying to make the play but the ball dropped in for a single.
Mark DeRosa replaced Ward at first base.

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