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• Evan Longoria was out of the lineup on Monday, but Maddon said the third baseman was available to pinch-hit and would likely be back in the lineup for the rest of the series.

• Righty Jeff Niemann, who is dealing with a right rotator cuff strain, said he still hasn't thrown off a mound since suffering the injury Sept. 1. Niemann added that he remains hopeful to return this season, even in a bullpen role.

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 View Full Game Coverage 49; Evan Longoria was out of the lineup on Monday, but Maddon said the third baseman was available to pinch-hit and would likely be back in the lineup for the rest of the series.

• Righty Jeff Niemann, who is dealing with a right rotator cuff strain, said he still hasn't thrown off a mound since suffering the injury Sept. 1. Niemann added that he remains hopeful to return this season, even in a bullpen role.

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