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Cards' Garcia removed from Game 2 start due to stomach virus

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 10: Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 10, 2015 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 10: Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 10, 2015 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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 were 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.