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Sweeney scratched with sore back

Sweeney scratched with sore back

SEATTLE -- A sore back knocked Mike Sweeney out of the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers.

Sweeney, batting .179 (5-for-28) with two RBIs, was going to handle the designated hitter duties against Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson.

Sweeney's unavailability gave Eric Byrnes another start in left field, and Milton Bradley moved from left field into the DH spot.