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Frank Francisco was unavailable because of elbow stiffness

Frank Francisco gets loose before the game against

Frank Francisco gets loose before the game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Frank Francisco reported that his elbow stiffened before the game, so he was not available to close in the ninth, Terry Collins said ... Lucas Duda started after having been benched early Friday night for failing to run out a pop fly ... R.A. Dickey is 5-0 with a 1.38 against the Marlins this year, and is scheduled to face them once more, in Miami.

Tags: Frank Francisco , Terry Collins , Mets , Lucas Duda , R.A. Dickey

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