Hughes hit Phillips in the leg during Cincinnati's 4-3 win in 14 innings on Monday night. Phillips picked up the ball and tossed it toward the mound before heading to first base. Phillips thought he heard Hughes make a derogatory comment about him at that point.
Phillips tweeted after the game that he was upset. He and Hughes talked on Tuesday and cleared up the matter. Phillips says it was "just a big misunderstanding" and he wants to forget about it.