Arizona: RH closer J.J. Putz did not pitch in a save situation Wednesday because of a stiff neck, manager Kirk Gibson said. After receiving treatment, Putz tested the injury with some throws in the bullpen but could not get loose. ... SS Willie Bloomquist was back in the lineup Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game because of leg soreness. Bloomquist has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, raising his average 61 points to .273.
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