Matt Holliday had to leave the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning Monday night when a moth flew into his right ear.

In a season of injuries for the Cardinals, this had to be the weirdest yet. They were leading 1-0 and Matt Kemp was batting with two outs in the eighth when Holliday abruptly left the field holding his right ear.

"He had a moth fly into his ear, deep in his ear," manager Tony La Russa said at his postgame news conference.

The Cardinals' training staff first tried to lure the moth out by shining a light in a darkened room, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When that failed, a trainer used tweezers to pull the insect, which was still alive, from Holliday's ear canal, the Post-Dispatch reported.

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