Chase Utley (flu) misses Phillies’ home opener

Utley has started off hot, batting .458 with three doubles, two homers, and six RBIs.

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PHILADELPHIA — Chase Utley has the flu and isn’t at the ballpark for the Phillies’ home opener against Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The five-time All-Star second baseman was replaced in the lineup by rookie Cesar Hernandez. Carlos Ruiz was in Utley’s No. 3 spot in the lineup.

Utley is batting .458 (11 for 24) with three doubles, two homers and six RBIs.