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Galvis makes diving stop, shakes off pain

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was shaken up in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Braves after diving to his left for a sharply hit ball by Atlanta's Nick Markakis and making a great play for the final out of the frame.

Galvis was down on the ground for a few moments, clutching his right arm and side while appearing in pain. But he came off the field under his own power, and he stayed in the game, taking his position in the seventh.

"Freddy kind of scared me for a second there," said Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. "When he rolled, his elbow hit his ribs. By the time he got to the dugout, he was OK.

"That was just a fantastic play."

Phillies starting pitcher David Buchanan was also excited about Galvis' effort.

"I've seen Freddy make some great plays, some behind me," said Buchanan. "That one is right up there."

While Galvis has impressed with the glove, he's also been hot at the plate. Despite going 0-for-3, the shortstop has a .328 batting average.

Jed Weisberger is a contributor to
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