CHICAGO (AP) -Cubs right fielder Cliff Floyd left Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants after three innings with a sore neck.
Chicago first baseman Daryle Ward also departed after straining his right calf muscle while trying to catch a popup in the second inning.
Floyd collided with Giants pitcher Matt Morris, who was covering first in an attempt to turn a double play on Floyd's grounder in the bottom of the third. After running into Morris, Floyd tumbled and fell to the ground. He stayed in the game and later scored all the way from second on a passed ball by Bengie Molina.
But he was replaced to start the fourth by Angel Pagan.
Floyd had just returned to the Cubs' lineup Wednesday after missing three games with a sore left shoulder he hurt diving for a ball in the outfield Saturday.
Ward, starting at first for a second straight day while Derrek Lee serves a five-game suspension, raced in from first to try and catch Pedro Feliz's high pop between the plate and mound. Ward slid on his knees trying to make the play but the ball dropped in for a single.
Mark DeRosa replaced Ward at first base.

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