"As the ball approached him, he had his right hand slightly in front of his glove," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "I believe the ball hit his index finger on the way into the glove. It was fairly uncomfortable, especially swinging the bat. He was able to do things as far as throwing the ball with less discomfort."
Phillips was 0-for-3 in the game. Ryan Ludwick batted for him in the eighth and hit an RBI single to center field. Ramon Santiago pinch-ran for Ludwick and played second base in the top of the ninth.
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