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Phils win Sunday but lose two players to MRI

The great news is that the Phillies came back in dramatic style on Sunday to beat the Reds and take the 3 game series with them behind back-to-back home runs. It’s always better when you win, and the Phillies celebrated like there was no tomorrow at home plate with the victory.

Now Carlos Ruiz, who injured himself running the bases during the game, and Ryan Howard, who says his knee is ‘sore’ will undergo an MRI on Monday to see what is going on.

This all happens as Roy Halladay is sidelined for many weeks until late in the season at the earliest.

The Phils have been on their .500 trek for a long time, even going 5-5 in their last 10 but they can’t seem to string a long winning streak together to turn the corner of the mediocrity.

The Phillies go out on the road for 8 games that culminate on Memorial Day in Boston and then they play Boston on Tuesday the 28th before returning home and facing the same Boston Red Sox at home in Philadelphia for two games on Wednesday and Thursday night, the 30th of May.

The Phils haven’t slipped out of this race yet in the middle of May as they are 4.5 games out of first, but the future looks extremely cloudy for the next month or so with the possible injuries to Ruiz and Howard possibly being out for a few games.

For now though, it’s on to Miami for the Phils for a three game series that starts on Monday night with Cole Hamels will seek win number 2 of the season for the Phils. His season hasn’t been the one he has probably imagined, but he can start turning that around with a couple of wins.

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