Worth noting

• Right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had been scheduled to start Saturday against the Yankees in Tampa, Fla., but he will follow David Buchanan instead. "No physical reason," pitching coach Bob McClure said. "It's just his first time out. I wouldn't start you your first time out. I'd like you to work into it."

• Right-hander Phillippe Aumont threw a clean inning in Friday's game. He was roughed up in his first appearance Wednesday. "I liked him throwing his fastball and sticking with it," Sandberg said. "He doesn't have to throw his breaking balls right now. Pound the zone with the fastball, that's when he's effective. Good live fastball, four-seamers, two-seamers. Two power pitches right there without throwing a breaking pitch. That's what I saw and that's what I liked."

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with two runs scored Friday. "Byrdie had a couple good at-bats," Sandberg said. "He's been battling his at-bats with good results."

Darin Ruf went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. He has four RBIs in two games.

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