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Stuck in a pinch

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Sept. 16 -- Valentine opts to pinch hit for rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias in the middle of an at-bat, with the count 2-2, in the seventh inning of a scoreless game after Pedro Ciriaco steals second base to get in scoring position. Daniel Nava grounds out. "It's not about one guy. It's about a whole group of guys," Valentine says. "It's not kindergarten."

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