Shoulder injury benches Cedeno

HOUSTON — Shortstop Ronny Cedeno is not in the lineup tonight and might miss the entire weekend series against the Astros due to a left shoulder injury. “It feels really tight,” Cedeno said. “I won’t be ready (to play) for a couple days.”

Duke feels consistent, even with loss

Zach Duke lost his second decision in a row, with a no-decision against Colorado on Aug. 6 in between, against the Padres today. But his numbers – six hits and two earned runs allowed in six innings – were better than the three earned runs and 10 hits surrendered in six innings to Colorado and the six runs, seven hits in five innings against St. Louis on Aug. 1.