Worth noting

• Shortstop Cliff Pennington had successful surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb Wednesday. It will be eight to 10 weeks until Pennington can resume baseball activity.

• Infielder Didi Gregorius played more games at second than he did shortstop with Triple-A Reno this year.

"It's pretty much the same," Gregorius said. "Only the angles are different. Not a big difference."

The only other time in his pro career that he played second base was in 2012 with Cincinnati's Triple-A team.

• The D-backs Triple-A Reno affliliate has won six straight series for the first time in Aces' history.

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