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Burns back in action; Vogt could return soon

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HOUSTON -- Finally free of the tightness in his right hamstring, Billy Burns returned to action in Friday's 4-3 series-opening win over the Astros.

Burns, who hadn't played in the first seven games of the current 10-game road trip, went through his full complement of pregame work before pinch-hitting for Max Muncy in the seventh inning. He lined out in that at-bat but poked a single in the eighth to end Houston reliever Pat Neshek's evening.

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HOUSTON -- Finally free of the tightness in his right hamstring, Billy Burns returned to action in Friday's 4-3 series-opening win over the Astros.

Burns, who hadn't played in the first seven games of the current 10-game road trip, went through his full complement of pregame work before pinch-hitting for Max Muncy in the seventh inning. He lined out in that at-bat but poked a single in the eighth to end Houston reliever Pat Neshek's evening.

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Meanwhile, catcher Stephen Vogt, who sustained a groin injury behind the plate on Sept. 5, went through a full pregame workout on Friday for the first time since his injury.

Vogt took batting practice on Tuesday but didn't participate in pregame field work.

Chandler Rome is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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