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Manny pinch hits on day off

Updated: July 6, 2009, 2:26 AM ET
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SAN DIEGO -- Manny Ramirez was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for the first time since he returned from a 50-game drug suspension on Friday.

Ramirez was initially given the day off by manager Joe Torre but was inserted as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning, flying out to right field against Rockies reliever Mike Adams.

"I want to give him a chance to rest his legs," said Torre.

Ramirez, who has come out after six innings in both of his two games back, hit ...

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