Worth noting

• Simmons was fortunate to avoid a significant injury when he was spiked in the right knee as he tagged out Olmedo in Friday's fifth inning. Simmons briefly limped into the outfield grass and then remained in the game to record another plate appearance before exiting.

B.J. Upton has increased his batting average to .273 (9-for-33) while recording hits in seven of his past 20 at-bats.

• Left-handed setup man Luis Avilan has surrendered four hits and issued just one walk while not allowing a run in his first five appearances.


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