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Weekly: Former Gators doing things in the pros

David_ecksteinLast week...St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein turned in his best week of the season. The former Gator went 11-for-22 to raise his batting average to .262. Prior to last week, Eckstein was batting .256. He broke out his slump with a three-hit performance last Monday in an 8-4 win against the Dodgers and had another three-hit game on Saturday in an 8-7 win against the Detriot Tigers.

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LastMark_ellis week...Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis hit his second-career grand slam on Saturday in a 15-3 win against the San Francisco Giants. Ellis had five RBI in the game and went 7-for-27 during the week. On Saturday, Ellis had a his seven-game hit streak end when he went 0-for-3 in a 4-2 loss to the Giants.

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LJosh_foggast week...Colorado Rookies pitcher Josh Fogg picked up his fifth loss of the season in a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fogg (1-5) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and seven hits. He struck out three and walked two. Fogg's current ERA standings at 4.91. His next scheduled start is Tuesday at Arizona.

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Last Brad_wilkersonweek...Texas Rangers outfielder Brad Wilkerson was placed on the 15-day disabled list after pulling his hamstring on Tuesday during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays while legging out a double. The injury reportedly appears serious. Wilkerson was batting .250 with six home runs and 20 RBI.

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Matt_bonnerLast week...San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner played in three games during his team's second-round Western Conference series against the Phoenix Suns. Bonner played 25 seconds during Game Four, 2:55 during Game Five and 1:19 during Game Six. He didn't score any points but did attempt one three-pointer during the Spurs' Game Five win. Bonner did not play in the Spurs' win on Sunday against the Utah Jazz in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.

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Camilo_villegasLast week...Camilo Villegas finished third in the AT&T Classic in Duluth, Ga. Villegas birdied four holes on the last day, finishing with a 71 and three shots off the lead. He shot 12-under par for the weekend but bogeyed hole 18 on Sunday one day after shooting eagle on the hole.

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It's so great to see all these baseball stars are doing well...Well that is an assumption on my part due to the fact I stopped reading halfway through the third sentence. We are in the sports black hole at thgis time of year. With lackluster teams in the NBA playoffs and baseball which in my opinion is unwatchable on tv, totally awesome live though, I don't know what to do. I guess I'll have to see if Dale Jr can get his thing together since there is nothing else left until football starts.

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