Last call

Last call

• Aoki was out of the starting lineup on Wednesday because of patella tendinitis in his right knee, Roenicke said. Aoki, who flew out as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss, will get more rest on Thursday along with the rest of the team, and should return to action on Friday in Cincinnati.

Roenicke said head athletic trainer Dan Wright was "not worried too much" about Aoki's knee becoming a significant problem.

• With Aoki out and Gomez still recovering from a sprained right knee, Roenicke started Halton in right field and was limited to a pair of versatile infielders -- Yuniesky Betancourt and Jeff Bianchi -- as outfield backups.

Gomez ran the bases on Wednesday and hopes to be back in the lineup Friday night.

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