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Slumping Jeff Francoeur finally gets ahold of one, lifting Mets to victory in ninth inning

Updated: August 4, 2010, 10:16 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur had all but lost his starting gig for the New York Mets, with Angel Pagan having shifted to right field when Carlos Beltran returned from arthroscopic knee surgery. Then Jason Bay crashed into the wall at Dodger Stadium, developed concussion-related headaches and landed on the disabled list.

Even with the second chance, Francoeur hardly took advantage. He had produced a .103 average since the All-Star break and had one hit in his last 23 at-bats entering ...

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