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• Black said that third baseman Chase Headley is "doing better" after missing the past two games with back pain related to a herniated disc, and that Headley should be return to the lineup during the upcoming Giants series, perhaps by Monday.

Jace Peterson singled in the fifth Sunday to snap his 0-for-20 slump since being recalled June 4.

Seth Smith, who entered Sunday 6-for-12 against the Dodgers this season with four home runs, a double and four walks, pinch-hit in the eighth inning Sunday and grounded out.

Will Laws is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.