Utley misses Phillies’ home opener because of flu

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—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.


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Updated Apr 8, 2:52 pm EDT