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Berkman struggling with lack of power

Astros slugger may still be affected by midsummer calf injury

Updated: August 31, 2009, 12:29 PM ET
By Jason Grey | ESPN.com
Where has Lance Berkman's power disappeared to?

It's a simple question that unfortunately lacks a simple answer, but Berkman's power has been so AWOL since the All-Star break. He has failed to homer in his 68 at-bats since then, and has not gone yard since July 9. Last year, Berkman had 22 homers in the first half, and just seven in the second.

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