The oddity of catcher Dioner Navarro and left fielder Thomas Neal leaving Wednesday night in the seventh inning because of injuries was upstaged by a pleasant rarity for the Cubs.

Donnie Murphy who made his Cubs debut Sunday hit his third home run in two games — a three-run shot in the top of the ninth that gave the Cubs a 5-2 victory over the Phillies snapping a five-game losing streak.

Murphy's homer alleviated some of the anguish the Cubs felt especially after Navarro was taken off the field on a cart after a collision with Chase Utley at home plate.

Surprisingly X-rays on Navarro's ankle were negative and he was diagnosed with a bruise and listed as day to day.

"He was able to do some things squats and things like that" Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Everything is looking a little better than we thought.''

The Cubs are hoping Navarro has no worse than a bruise as he and Welington Castillo are the only catchers on the 40-man roster. They will promote a player to take the place of Neal who suffered a dislocated right shoulder after making a throw to second base on John Mayberry's double.

"It felt like a dead arm" said Neal the 49th player to appear for the Cubs this season.

Meanwhile the Cubs marveled at Navarro's ability to take a one-hop throw from right fielder Cole Gillespie block home plate absorb the collision with Utley and hold on to the ball.

"A lot of catchers don't have the guts to do that'' Sveum said.

Travis Wood who pitched 61/3 innings of six-hit ball added "he's a gamer. He stayed in there and took the hit."

Murphy 30 playing for his fourth team will remain the Cubs' third baseman as long as he continues to produce. After hitting a three-run homer Tuesday night Murphy followed with an opposite-field shot off Cole Hamels in the second inning before launching his game-winning homer off Justin De Fratus.