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Dodgers really need Rafael Furcal

Veteran's return could come Sunday and might take some pressure off others

Updated: May 22, 2011, 1:04 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CHICAGO -- The fact the world didn't end Saturday was potentially only the second-best news of the weekend for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Within an hour after their latest failure to put up much of a fight, resulting in a 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox before 25,519 at U.S. Cellular Field, there came an encouraging sign that their most important player, shortstop Rafael Furcal, might be back in the lineup Sunday.

Note that I didn't say their best player, their most valuable player or even ...

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