Worth noting

Worth noting

Placido Polanco, plunked on the helmet by a pitch Friday night, remained out of the starting lineup Sunday. It continued to be for precautionary reasons, to give him a few days to recover. Ed Lucas started at third base Sunday.

Justin Ruggiano got the start in center field Sunday in place of rookie Jake Marisnick. Ruggiano was 6-for-8 in his last two games, although Marisnick played Saturday.

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