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Sanchez plays despite knee discomfort

Sanchez plays despite knee discomfort

SAN FRANCISCO -- Freddy Sanchez was in the lineup Tuesday, but said prior to the game some fluid build-up in his surgically repaired left knee perhaps could need to be drained as soon as after the game.

After Sunday's series finale against the Padres, Sanchez was limping in the clubhouse. On Tuesday, Sanchez said the pain was better, and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants don't have any major concern regarding the knee.

Sanchez, who had surgery in September 2009, entered Tuesday hitting .394 with five doubles, three homers and nine RBIs in his past 18 games, putting the former batting champ at .286 on the season.

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