Worth noting

Jordany Valdespin continued to make his case for a roster spot with a seventh-inning home run, but Collins said he's "still searching" for answers in the outfield. He did say this about Valdespin, who is batting .333 with two homers: "He likes to play, loves to be on the stage. He plays with some flair. And there's nothing wrong with that. He certainly plays with some energy, too. We need that."

Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.