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Francouer, who has played in MLB-best 370 straight games, sits vs. Mets

Updated: May 21, 2008, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur did not play in the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets on Tuesday night, ending the majors' longest current streak of consecutive games played at 370.

Francoeur started every game of the streak, which began on Oct. 1, 2005. But manager Bobby Cox decided to give his slumping outfielder the night off, hoping it will help turn things around.

Just 1-for-14 on the homestand, Francoeur's average has slipped to .258.

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