CINCINNATI -- Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had to be lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Thursday's 4-1 win over the Dodgers because of an injured right index finger.
It was believed that Phillips was hurt in the sixth inning trying to field a Yasiel Puig grounder for a potential double play. Phillips bounced the flip to shortstop Zack Cozart and the Reds settled for one out.
"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."