Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will be on bench tonight

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Charlie Manuel, who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS last night, plans on managing tonight despite his mother’s death earlier this morning.

Manuel’s mother June died this morning at the age of 87.

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The Eastern Conference-leading Union won 4-1, snapping the Fire’s unbeaten streak at five and dropping them three points out of the final playoff spot.
X-rays taken Friday were negative, and Robert’s status remains day-to-day.
Sore legs don’t keep veteran from having impact on basepaths.
The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.