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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Opening 2018 World Series Odds The 2018 World Series opening odds have been released. Who is favored, who is the biggest challenger, and who is also in the mix?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Are the Houston Astros going to clinch their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night in Game 7 with an upset win at the Los Angeles Dodgers? Game time is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Can the Houston Astros clinch their first-ever World Series title Tuesday night in Game 6 at the Los Angeles...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Los Angeles Dodgers going to ride Clayton Kershaw to a victory over the host Houston Astros in a pivotal Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? First pitch is at...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Houston Astros going to win a third straight game over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series? First pitch is at...

MLB Team Pages