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Florida International's Garrett Wittels takes batting practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Southeastern Louisiana, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Miami. Wittels has hit safely in 56 straight games. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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Florida International's Garrett Wittels takes batting practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Southeastern Louisiana, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Miami. Wittels has hit safely in 56 straight games. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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