An eroding road trip is becoming a harmful one as well.

Shortstop Rafael Furcal left Thursday's sixth inning with an apparent forearm issue after assisting on a force out. Furcal made a cross-fire throw to second base for the inning's second out then grabbed at his arm. Head athletic trainer Greg Hauck and manager Mike Matheny came to Furcal, who appeared to briefly lobby to remain in the game before being escorted to the dugout.

Daniel Descalso replaced Furcal at shortstop.