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• Third baseman David Freese sat out his second consecutive game Saturday because of pain in his back from a fall he took while chasing a foul ball near the dugout about two weeks ago. Matheny said it's mostly precautionary.

"He started to feel better, then it tightened up on him," Matheny said. "We just have to be careful. We'll keep watching and keep a close eye on it."

• Third baseman David Freese sat out his second consecutive game Saturday because of pain in his back from a fall he took while chasing a foul ball near the dugout about two weeks ago. Matheny said it's mostly precautionary.

"He started to feel better, then it tightened up on him," Matheny said. "We just have to be careful. We'll keep watching and keep a close eye on it."

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to MLB.com.

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