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Joe Torre rests several starters

Updated: September 12, 2010, 3:06 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

HOUSTON -- Taking advantage of the last game the Los Angeles Dodgers will play for several days that doesn't involve a playoff contender, manager Joe Torre rested several of his regulars -- Casey Blake, shortstop Rafael Furcal, center fielder Matt Kemp and catcher Rod Barajas for the second day in a row and left fielder Scott Podsednik for the third day in a row.

In their places, respectively, were Russ Mitchell, Chin-lung Hu, Trent Oeltjen, Brad Ausmus and the sizzling Jay Gibbons.

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