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Wrist injury forces Uribe out of Game 2 lineup

Wrist injury forces Uribe out of Game 2 lineup

PHILADELPHIA -- Shortstop Juan Uribe was scratched from the Giants' lineup with a contusion in his left wrist before Sunday night's Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Uribe was injured in Saturday night's sixth inning after he grounded a two-out single up the middle off Philadelphia's Roy Halladay that delivered what proved to be the winning run. Uribe advanced to second base on the throw home and hurt his wrist as he slid, manager Bruce Bochy said.

Uribe was replaced in San Francisco's lineup by Edgar Renteria, who occupied the eighth spot in the batting order. Right fielder Cody Ross, who homered twice in Game 1, was elevated from eighth to sixth.

Bochy said that Uribe tried to swing a bat but "couldn't let it go." However, Bochy noted that Uribe still planned to field grounders during batting practice and could be used for late-inning defense.

Bochy said that Uribe will be examined Monday in San Francisco and could undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

"Talking to [head athletic trainer Dave] Groeschner, we're hopeful that he may be available for the first game back home," Bochy said, referring to Tuesday's Game 3 at AT&T Park.

Uribe, 31, was batting .111 (2-for-18) in the postseason, encompassing the Division Series and Saturday's NLCS opener. That followed a regular season in which he ranked second among the Giants with 24 home runs and 85 RBIs, both career highs, while batting .248 in 148 games.

Renteria, 35, was set to start his first postseason game since participating in the 2005 AL Division Series for Boston against the Chicago White Sox. He hit .276 in 72 games this year and batted 1.000 (2-for-2) in the Division Series.

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