Diamondbacks' Ray exits game with back spasms

DENVER -- Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray left in the third inning of Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies because of spasms in his lower back.

Ray took the mound in the bottom of the third and made one warm-up pitch before he was visited by manager Torey Lovullo. After a brief meeting, Ray walked toward the dugout with the team trainer.

Ray said he could have pushed through, but he didn't "want it to turn into something that is a bigger issue."

Ray struck out two, walked two and allowed one run over two innings. He was replaced by right-hander Matt Andriese.

Ray is 10-7 with a 3.99 ERA this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.