Mora, Ruiz hurt on same play

Updated: May 12, 2010, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies second baseman Melvin Mora and Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz were injured on the same play in the fourth inning Wednesday and both had to leave the game.

Playing second base with Troy Tulowitzki (thigh) out and Clint Barmes at shortstop, Mora had to stretch to his right to grab third baseman Ian Stewart's throw to complete a double play on a groundball by Ruiz.

Mora wasn't able to make the relay throw to first for a possible triple play, but Ruiz injured his right knee running out the groundball. He was replaced by pinch-runner Paul Hoover once he reached third base following a double by the next hitter, Wilson Valdez.

The Phillies said Ruiz was day to day.

The Rockies said Mora strained a gluteal muscle in his right leg and is day to day. He was replaced by Eric Young Jr.


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