Nationals' Jeremy Hellickson exits game after collision

ST. LOUIS -- Washington Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was removed from Wednesday night's game in St. Louis in the fifth inning after colliding with Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader at the plate.

A preliminary X-ray on Hellickson's right wrist was negative, but manager Dave Martinez said the wrist was very sore.

Martinez said the team will make a determination on whether Hellickson needs to go on the disabled list on Thursday.

Hellickson was covering home after a wild pitch. He stumbled over Bader as Bader slid home safely.

Hellickson was charged with three runs, two earned, on three hits in his 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.