Worth noting

Worth noting

David Freese was out of the lineup again Sunday with a sore left shin that he injured sliding into home on Friday.

Scioscia said Freese would be able to pinch-hit on Sunday and should return in the next few days. Freese launched a two-run pinch-hit home run on Saturday before being lifted for a pinch-runner later in the inning.

Scioscia said Freese would not have played the field Saturday even if the game was closer.

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