Phillips, Hughes clear the air

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips says he's happy and ready to move on after talking to Pirates reliever Jared Hughes about a comment he thought he overheard.

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips says he's happy and ready to move on after talking to Pirates reliever Jared Hughes about a comment he thought he overheard.

Hughes hit Phillips in the leg during Cincinnati's 4-3 win in 14 innings on Monday night. Phillips picked up the ball and tossed it toward the mound before heading to first base. Phillips thought he heard Hughes make a derogatory comment about him at that point.

Phillips tweeted after the game that he was upset. He and Hughes talked on Tuesday and cleared up the matter. Phillips says it was ''just a big misunderstanding'' and he wants to forget about it.

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