MIAMI (AP) -Philadelphia Phillies closer Brett Myers left Wednesday's game in the ninth inning with a strained right shoulder, and the team said he may return home Thursday for further examination.
Myers sat in the clubhouse after the game with ice on his shoulder and said he hoped to be sidelined only a couple of days.
``It should be all right,'' he said. ``I don't think it popped or tore. If it did, I wouldn't have any strength in it, but I have strength in it.''
Myers faced nine batters, retired only two and gave up four runs as the Marlins rallied from a 7-3 deficit to force extra innings. The Phillies won 8-7 in 10 innings.
Myers said he felt fine until the first pitch to the last batter he faced, Miguel Olivo. The next pitch was a wild pitch, and Myers grabbed his arm above the elbow and quickly departed for the clubhouse.
``It didn't feel right,'' he said. ``I felt weird out there. It was one of those things where, 'I'd better not throw another pitch. Something might happen.'''
Myers has six saves in seven chances for the Phillies. Since moving to the bullpen, his ERA is 2.61.
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