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Cardinals RHP Shelby Miller exits with tight back

Colorado Rockies' Ryan Wheeler hits a two-run single against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz waits for the pitch. (AP Photo/Joe Maho Photo: Joe Mahoney

Colorado Rockies' Ryan Wheeler hits a two-run single against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz waits for the pitch. (AP Photo/Joe Maho

Photo: Joe Mahoney

Colorado Rockies' Ryan Wheeler hits a two-run single against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz waits for the pitch. (AP Photo/Joe Maho

DENVER (AP) St. Louis starter Shelby Miller left the game in the third inning with back tightness Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.

Miller arched his back after delivering a pitch to Jorge De La Rosa, clearly in some discomfort. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and the trainer instantly trotted out to check on the right-hander.

After a few warmup tosses from Miller, Matheny brought in Nick Greenwood to take over.

Miller went 2 2-3 innings, allowing three runs and six hits. He also walked five and struck out two.

The Cardinals put starters Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Wacha has trouble with his right shoulder and Garcia has inflammation in his left shoulder.

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