Rafael Furcal trips over rope, sprains thumb

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Rafael Furcal had a little accident and will miss Sunday night’s game with the Cubs.  Tweets Buster Olney:

Rafael Furcal sprained his thumb when bracing a fall, after tripping over a rope near the batting cage here in Wrigley…

Olney didn’t say which thumb.  Furcal broke his left thumb and missed six weeks earlier this season.  He also missed a month with a strained oblique, and he’s hit just .204/.275/.284 with 26 runs scored in 211 at-bats for the season.

With Furcal out, the Cards have Daniel Descalso playing shortstop and batting eighth tonight.  Skip Schumaker is in the leadoff spot.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.