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Ryan Howard injures Achilles

Updated: October 8, 2011, 2:26 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Ryan Howard suffered an Achilles injury on the final at-bat of the Philadelphia Phillies' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth and deciding game of the National League Division Series on Friday in Philadelphia.

"I was trying to run, and I felt a pop," Howard told MLB.com. "It felt like the whole thing was on fire. It felt like I was on a flat tire. I tried to get up, but couldn't go."

Howard was 2 for 19 in the series. He grounded out to end the game and hurt himself ...

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