"We're still a little ways away," Sveum said.
• Brooks Raley threw eight shutout innings in Triple-A Iowa's 3-0 win Saturday night over Fresno. Raley gave up two hits, a leadoff single in the first and another single in the seventh, and walked two while striking out three.
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