Giants scratch ailing Carlos Beltran

Updated: September 5, 2011, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy says right fielder Carlos Beltran is a late scratch for Monday's game against the San Diego Padres.

Bochy says Beltran has either food poisoning or the flu. The manager says Beltran was sick all night. Cody Ross was in the lineup in right, Andres Torres in center and Brandon Belt in left.

Beltran is hitting .295 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs for the defending World Series champion Giants, who entered Monday's game seven games behind the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.


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