Eyre leaves game with ankle injury

Updated: October 12, 2009, 2:09 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Reliever Scott Eyre left the Philadelphia Phillies' game at Colorado in the seventh inning after he appeared to turn his left ankle trying to field Dexter Fowler's bunt.

The ball scooted past Eyre for an infield single Sunday night as he crumbled to the grass in front of the mound during Game 3 of the division series. The lefty got up and gingerly walked off the field.

He was replaced by right-hander Ryan Madson, who inherited runners at first and third base with none out.

Eyre entered the game in the bottom of the sixth and retired pinch-hitter Seth Smith.


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