LOS ANGELES --- Philadelphia outfielder Shane Victorino did not play Thursday in the Phillies' 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, one day after suffering a strained left hip.
Victorino, a 1999 St. Anthony High School graduate, took batting practice before Thursday's game and said he could pinch-hit if needed, the Phillies' Web site reported.
''A little sore, but nothing that I really have to worry about,'' phillies.com quoted Victorino as saying. ''I had a problem on the right side. Now all of a sudden my left side.''
Victorino is batting .300 this season with four home runs, 27 RBIs, 38 runs, 14 doubles, five triples and nine stolen bases in 12 attempts.