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Worth noting

Justin Upton returned to the lineup Monday without much concern about the back spasms that forced him to exit Saturday's game. The veteran outfielder rested during Sunday's game and was not adversely affected by the cross-country flight from Atlanta to San Francisco.

• With Gerald Laird dealing with a sore right foot Sunday, Evan Gattis was forced to catch a third consecutive game. Laird was feeling strong enough to handle the catching duties Monday. Even with Wednesday being a day game, Gattis is slated to be behind the plate for the final two games of this week's series against the Giants.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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