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CarGo feels 'all right' after exiting with knee tendinitis

Rockies left fielder leaves after running out inning-ending groundout in sixth

CarGo feels 'all right' after exiting with knee tendinitis

DENVER -- Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's series finale between the Rockies and Phillies with left knee tendinitis after running out a high-bounding grounder to third to end the sixth inning with the Rockies up by one in a game they eventually lost, 10-9.

"It doesn't seem to be too serious," manager Walt Weiss said. "That knee was acting up on him."

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Gonzalez is considered day to day. The Rockies open a three-game set at home against the Giants on Monday.

"I feel all right," Gonzalez said after the game. "It's just left knee tendinitis. I've been dealing with that for a while. I just made a bad hop running down the line. Just one bad step and it kind of flared up a little bit. At the moment it's bad pain, but after a while it gets better, so I'm planning on playing tomorrow."

The play was close enough to give hope of prolonging an inning that started with a triple and included two walks and a replay that overturned a call at second base to give the Phillies a double play.

Freddy Galvis, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the inning, made the play on Gonzalez after waiting for the high hop to fall, firing to first in a close play.

Gonzalez grimaced as he crossed first, though he didn't show signs of limping as he left the field at the end of the inning. He said he's been dealing with it for more than a year.

"Last year I played the entire year [with it]," Gonzalez said. " It wasn't that bad. It's kind of bad right now. That's why you guys see me sometimes limping down the line. Sometimes in the outfield. It's something I have to deal with and be smart about it. I want to keep playing, so that's what I'm planning to do."

Center fielder Charlie Blackmon shifted to left to start the seventh inning, and Drew Stubbs came in to play center, batting in Gonzalez's three-spot in the batting order and going 1-for-1 with a double in an eighth-inning rally that brought the Rockies within one.

Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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