Carlos Beltran may want to forget and remember his long-awaited World Series debut at the same time.
The 16-year MLB veteran, known for his post-season heroics, made a grand slam-saving catch in Game 1 of the Fall Classic Wednesday night but wound up with bruised ribs and an early trip to the showers.
In the second inning with the bases loaded and the Boston Red Sox already up 4-0, Beltran tracked a ball off the bat of slugger David Ortiz to rob him of a bases-clearing homer — limiting Boston to just one run on the play — but crashed into the fence and injured his ribs on the play and left shortly thereafter.
He was taken to the hospital for X-Rays, which came back negative and manager Mike Matheny said he was day-to-day.
Watch the play unfold by clicking the video above.