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Bubba Starling blasts back into action

Top prospect returns from injury with two homers

Updated: April 29, 2011, 10:53 AM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN.com

GARDNER, Kan. -- Bubba Starling returned to the lineup, and with him came the reappearance of the microscope.

Over the past 3 1/2 weeks as Starling sat with a quad injury, crowds dwindled at Gardner Edgerton High School baseball games. Professional scouts disappeared. Curious observers from nearby Kansas City walked away at the announcement of a Bubba-free lineup.

It all came roaring back on Thursday.

Starling smashed a pair of long home runs ...

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