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Daily Notes for Friday: Maddux debuts for L.A., Wainwright returns

Updated: August 21, 2008, 11:57 AM ET
By Adam Madison | Special to ESPN.com

Two National League teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs gain a couple of trump cards. Greg Maddux makes his season debut for the Dodgers, while the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright returns from the disabled list after missing 11 weeks because of a ruptured tendon in his middle finger. Although Maddux has struggled away from Petco Park this season (he has a 5.75 road ERA), he seems to benefit from pitching in Dodger Stadium, with a 2.45 ERA in nine starts there since 2005.

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