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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard reacts after falling down injured on his way to first base as he makes the last out during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard reacts after falling down injured on his way to first base as he makes the last out during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Cardinals won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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