Catcher Carlos Ruiz scratched
Ruiz says he felt a twinge in his right quad Thursday night. He stayed in the game and his two-run double in the ninth inning beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9.
Ruiz saw his teammates rushing toward him and went running in the other direction, hoping they wouldn't pound him too hard on the helmet while celebrating. He says he felt his quad hurting again on the way back to the clubhouse.
He says he expects to play Saturday night against the Mets.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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