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Pham leaves early with oblique tightness

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(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

(BaseballStL) -- The cold temperatures in Pittsburgh may have played a contributing factor for Cardinal outfielder Tommy Pham who exited Sunday's season opener in the middle of the second inning with left oblique tightness. 

Pham, 28, grounded out to third base in his first and only at-bat of the game. It's unclear when the tightness set in, however, Pham was running hard out of the box and just missed being safe by a step. 

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The temperature at game time was 39 degrees, a stark contrast to the weather in Florida, which could have played a role in Pham's injury. 

Matt Adams came in to Pham's spot in the lineup pushing Matt Holliday out to left. 

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Stay tuned to and BaseballStL for further updates. 

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