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Jedd Gyorko was back in the lineup Tuesday, batting fifth and playing second base after missing three starts with a sore hamstring.

• First baseman Yonder Alonso, who is out for the rest of the season with torn tendons in his right forearm, will have surgery in Los Angeles on Friday by a hand specialist, he said. Alonso has been told the rehabilitation period is about five-to-seven weeks and that he'll be ready to take part in drills at the beginning of Spring Training in February.

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