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Second baseman Chase Utley misses Philadelphia Phillies' home opener because of flu

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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.

PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley hits an RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley hits an RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

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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