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Groin injury sidelines Berkman

Updated: April 30, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Houston first baseman Lance Berkman has a minor groin injury and is not starting Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves are missing shortstop Yunel Escobar, who is day to day with a strained left adductor.

Houston manager Brad Mills says Berkman tweaked his left groin running to first base in his last at-bat against Cincinnati on Thursday night. Geoff Blum is the fill-in starter at first base.

Berkman missed the first 12 games of the season ...

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