Victorino exits with hip strain

Victorino exits with hip strain

SAN DIEGO -- Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino came out of Wednesday night's game in the sixth inning after suffering a left hip strain in a 5-1 victory over the Padres at PETCO Park.

"Shane came up to me and said he was having some problem with his hip and lower back," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "It's been on the [injury] report as a back, but tonight he said when he left the game he felt his hip was bothering him."

Asked if he thought it was serious, Manuel said, "I don't know, he'll get it checked out and everything."

Manuel said he didn't have any problems in putting Jayson Werth in center. Werth came on to replace Victorino and contributed an RBI single in the seventh.

Victorino had a double in the first inning and scored on Ryan Howard's home run. He has reached base in 19 straight games.

Sandy Burgin is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.