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• Jesus Guzman got his first start of the season on Friday against the Rockies, getting the nod at first base. Guzman, a career .309 hitter against left-handed pitchers, has two hits in six at-bats against Rockies left-hander Jeff Francis, including a triple and a home run. "I don't want to go too long before a guy gets a start," said Black. "You've got to use your bench, you've got to use them all."

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