By Jenny Masters
The Phillies may have caught a break.
They head to San Diego for a weekend series after they play two in Texas.
Padres star third baseman Manny Machado left yesterday’s 8-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies after injuring his left ankle while taking a tumble at first base trying to beat out an infield grounder.
Machado’s leg appeared to turn awkwardly while he was running to first base in the top of the first inning. He struggled to put weight on the ankle as he was helped off the field. Machado was later diagnosed with an ankle sprain after X-rays came back negative.