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This May 25, 2011, file photo shows Florida Marlins baserunner Scott Cousins, left, colliding with San Francisco Giants catcher and Leesburg native Buster Posey during a play at the plate the 12th inning of their game last year in San Francisco. Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, watch a charging runner trying to score and brace himself for a collision. And it may even come tonight when the two teams meet at AT&T Park for the first time since the incident, which broke Posey’s left fibula, tore three tendons in his ankle and ended his sophomore season a little more than six months after his National League Rookie of the Year honor and World Series win.

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Collision course

The Miami Marlins return to San Francisco tonight for the first time in almost a year since last season’s home-plate collision between the Marlins’ Scott Cousins and the Giants’ Buster Posey that knocked Posey out for the final two-thirds of San Francisco’s 2011 campaign.

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