Howard out of hospital after flu scare
Howard was hospitalized Saturday for the second time in two nights with flu symptoms. The slugger was released Sunday but was not at the ballpark for Philadelphia's 2-1 loss to the Orioles.
Howard had at CT scan and needed antibiotics. He might have a sinus infection, Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said.
The 2006 NL MVP had played 343 straight games since May 25, 2007, the longest active streak in the majors.
Howard also went to the hospital after Friday's game. He was not expected to play Saturday, but he returned to the ballpark and delivered a pinch-hit, three-run homer that put Philadelphia ahead in the seventh inning. The Orioles rallied for a 6-5 victory.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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