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Braves' Ozzie Albies likely to miss games with tight hamstring

WASHINGTON -- All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves will probably miss a couple of games after an early exit because of tightness in his right hamstring.

Albies was pulled for a pinch hitter Friday night in an 8-5 win at Washington.

"He's OK. Right hamstring is tight,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "I saw him when he was on the bases. He amped up that first at-bat. He was all over the place. He felt it enough that I didn't want to take any chances so we'll just go day-to-day with him and see if we can stay in front of it.''

"I think not pushing him -- because that's one of those (injuries) you keep going and something goes and that's a two-month thing -- so we'll try and get him some treatment and stay away from him for a day or two and see how he is,'' Snitker said.

Albies played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. He leads the NL in runs (75), extra-base hits (53), doubles (30) and total bases (211). Albies is batting .283 with 20 home runs and 56 RBIs.

Charlie Culberson entered as a pinch-hitter for Albies and later hit a solo home run.

Atlanta plays in Washington Saturday and Sunday.

The Braves are a half-game behind the NL-East leading Philadelphia Phillies.