Reds' Phillips leaves game because of back spasms

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Associated Press

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 18 at 5:03 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms.

Phillips appeared to get hurt swinging and missing during in the first inning. After a visit from manager Bryan Price and a trainer, Phillips singled.

Phillips struck out in the third, and the Reds said they replaced him with Ramon Santiago in the bottom half as a precaution.

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