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Worth noting

• It was a short night and early morning for the umpiring crew of Rob Drake, Joe West, David Rackley and Andy Fletcher, who were in St. Louis for Thursday's Royals-Cardinals game that didn't finish until 3:14 a.m. CT on Friday. The crew then hopped in a car to drive to Chicago for Friday's 1:20 p.m. first pitch at Wrigley Field.

Sveum said he wasn't concerned about the umpires' lack of sleep affecting the game.

"Sometimes we get in at 3:15 in the morning," Sveum said. "They don't have to get to the park that early, so they can get plenty of sleep. That's not something that's going to dictate the game."

Cash Kruth is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth.
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