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Center fielder Brandon Watson, who had batted eighth in his first three games since being called up from Columbus, was in the second spot yesterday. Regular No. 2 hitter Felipe Lopez had the day off.

“I’m pretty much just going to go out and do the same things I’ve been doing,” said Watson, who had two hits in each of the first two games of the series against Cleveland but went 1-for-4 yesterday. …

Acta said utility man Robert Fick, on the bereavement list since Wednesday after the death of his mother, might join the team today or tomorrow in Atlanta.

Staff writer Patrick Stevens contributed to this article.