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Cardinals say Jaime Garcia removed due to stomach virus

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the first inning of Game 2 in baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the first inning of Game 2 in baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was removed due to a stomach virus after two shaky innings of Game 2 in the NL Division Series.

Garcia badly blew a play on a safety squeeze by pitcher Kyle Hendricks that led to the Cubs' five-run second inning and was victimized by another successful squeeze the next at-bat.

Though none of the runs was earned, the lefty's first postseason start since 2012 was a disaster. He left trailing 5-1.

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The team made the announcement before the fifth inning.