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Chipper Jones Out Of Lineup With Sore Oblique

Third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the Braves starting lineup for the second straight day because of a sore oblique muscle. Jones said that he had improved over Saturday -- he would test things out prior to the game and perhaps be available to pinch hit in tonight's game.

Jones will likely return to action in a day or two. Martin Prado played third on Saturday against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Juan Francisco is in the lineup on Sunday against right-hander Tim Lincecum. Jones is hitting .306 this season in 82 games, and has 13 homers and 54 RBI.

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