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Braves SS Simmons leaves with finger injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with an injured pinky finger on his right hand.


The Braves used pinch hitter Eric Hinske for Simmons in the fifth inning. Hinske struck out looking with the bases loaded against Phillies starter Vance Worley.


Simmons entered batting .292 with three home runs and 15 RBIs. He was named NL rookie of the month for June.