Brandon Phillips leaves game after fouling ball off leg, X-rays negative
Brandon Phillips had to leave Saturday afternoon's game after fouling a pitch off his shin.
UPDATE: X-rays came back negative, but Phillips told the Fox Sports broadcast that he is unlikely to play in the team's season finale on Sunday. He'll instead focus on getting ready for Tuesday's wild-card game.
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did the foul ball that hit Brandon Phillips go INTO his shin? pic.twitter.com/THSzSFYlXm— Lana Berry (@Lana) September 28, 2013
Phillips, 32, was replaced by a pinch-runner after singling in the at-bat. He came into Saturday's game hitting .259/.308/.395 (91 OPS+) with 18 home runs and 102 RBI in 663 plate appearances.
The Reds have already clinched a wild-card spot, so they can afford to be cautious with one of their most important players. Their weekend series with the Pirates will determine homefield advantage in Tuesday's winner-take-all wild-card game.
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