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Torre finally gets to rest Martin

Updated: May 21, 2010, 11:10 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Russell Martin's career-long, 15-game hitting streak will be alive and well when the Dodgers and Detroit Tigers start their game Friday night at Dodger Stadium. But his consecutive games-started streak will not.

Martin, who had started each of the Dodgers' previous 21 games behind the plate, finally got a break. And this time, he didn't even try to talk his way back into the lineup.

"We talked before the game [Thursday] night," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. ...

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