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Bonds, Kent Out of Lineup

August 24, 2002

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent did not start the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Montreal Expos on Saturday because of nagging injuries.

Bonds has soreness in both knees while Kent has a left quad muscle strain.

``He reinjured it changing directions on a defensive play last night,″ Giants manager Dusty Baker said of Kent. ``He can run, but he can’t make a quick change of direction.″

Kent has played through the injury, but said he needed a day off.

``For precautionary reasons I’m just going to sit out and try not to aggravate it for the stretch run,″ said Kent.

Bonds, who also has been bothered by a hamstring injury, has taken an occasional day off this season.

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