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Rocket is Set to Pitch Again

Clemens still "penciled in" for Game 5 start

HOUSTON (AP) _ Though he's still sore, Roger Clemens remains

"penciled in" as the Houston Astros starting pitcher for Game

Five of the World Series.

Astros manager Phil Garner said today that Clemens, forced out

of Game One after only two innings because of a recurring left

hamstring injury, was still day-to-day.

Clemens wasn't available to the media before Game Three tonight

in Houston. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was on the field

for the introduction of the teams, and in the dugout for the game.

In his first Game One start in the World Series, the 43-year-old

Clemens left after 54 pitches against the Chicago White Sox, walked

gingerly down the dugout steps and went straight to the clubhouse.

The game was tied at three when the Rocket left, and the Astros

went on to lose 5-3.

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