Worth noting

David Freese sat against Yankees right-handed starter Hiroki Kuroda on Friday, with lefty Ian Stewart getting the nod, but Scioscia stressed that there is no platoon at third base, saying Freese will still get "the lion's share" of playing time and that it's merely "a good matchup day for Ian."

Stewart finished the game 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, his second of the year, and a pair of strikeouts.

• Relievers Dane De La Rosa (right shoulder irritation) and Sean Burnett (recovery from August left elbow surgery) each took part in simulated games in Arizona on Thursday, but as of early Friday afternoon, Scioscia said he didn't have an update on how they came out of it.

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