• Outfielder Chris Denorfia's sore neck was improved on Wednesday, but McClendon said he hoped to give the veteran the day off in order to let him get back to 100 percent. Catcher Jesus Sucre was fine and available to play after taking a hard foul ball off his mask late in Tuesday's game.
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