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Baker taking struggles by Stubbs in stride

Baker taking struggles by Stubbs in stride

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Baker taking struggles by Stubbs in stride
LOS ANGELES -- Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs came into Tuesday's game vs. the Dodgers mired in an 0-for-20 skid and was 3-for-26 in eight games since he returned from the disabled list. Stubbs had been out with a strained left oblique muscle but had returned with three hits, including a homer, in his first two games off of the DL.

Reds manager Dusty Baker didn't believe Stubbs, who came in batting .222 for the season, was showing effects from the injury.

"He said he's feeling good," Baker said. "A lot of times when you're off, you come back quick and you're timing is still off. Plus, we've been facing [Matt] Cain, [Madison] Bumgarner and you're going to be off sometimes whether you're healthy or not. We knew coming into this stretch we would see some good pitching."

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