Worth noting

• Black said the two main pieces of the back end of the San Diego bullpen -- closer Huston Street and setup man Luke Gregerson -- were not available on Monday night.

Both pitchers had thrown three straight days. Street has two saves in three scoreless innings, while Gregerson has two scoreless holds in that same span.

• When asked for his thought's about NBA player Jason Collins revealing to Sports Illustrated on Monday that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay active athlete in American team sports, Black said, "I think that's Jason's business, and I'm good with that."

Black said he thought Major League Baseball would accept a gay player.

"I think players are conditioned to get along with all different types of men," he said.

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