Reds lose Edmonds, Nix to injuries against Giants

Cincinnati center fielder Jim Edmonds left the Reds’ series

opener against the Giants in the top of the sixth inning with a

strained right oblique muscle, and Laynce Nix also was forced out

of the game with an ankle injury.

Edmonds was hurt on a swing and a miss on the fourth pitch he

saw from Matt Cain. Edmonds grimaced on his follow through and was

lifted for pinch-hitter Drew Stubbs.

Nix sprained his left ankle while beating out an infield single

in the third inning. Nix came around to score that inning on Scott

Rolen’s two-run triple. Nix was replaced in the bottom half of the

inning by Chris Heisey.