MLB

Phillies' Franco hit in arm, leaves game

PHOENIX (AP) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco left Tuesday night's game in the top of the first inning after being hit with a pitch from Jeremy Hellickson of the Arizona Diamondbacks. X-rays were negative and the Phillies said the injury was a contusion on his left wrist.

Franco was batting with two outs when he took a pitch off his left forearm and staggered behind home plate, dropping to the ground in pain. A Phillies trainer came out to check on Franco, who walked off the field with his arm hanging and shoulder dipped.

Franco was replaced by Andres Blanco as a pinch-runner, and Blanco remained in the game at third base.

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