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Next: Mud Hens vs. Ottawa Lynx

When: Today, 6:30 p.m.; tomorrow, 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: All four games on WLQR 1470 AM

Affiliations: Ottawa, Montreal Expos; Toledo, Detroit Tigers.

Pitching probables: (Hens listed last): today, LHP Matt Blank (4-1, 1.91 ERA) vs. RHP Brian Powell (2-1, 5.11); tomorrow, RHP Zach Day (1-3, 5.26) vs. Shane Loux (2-4, 6.89); Thursday, LHP Brent Billingsley (1-1, 4.91) vs. Mike Maroth (5-0, 1.79); Friday, RHP Dan Smith (1-2, 3.77) vs. Tim Kalita (1-5, 3.59).

Lynx letters: Ottawa leads the International League with a .288 team batting average despite having only one hitter among the IL's top 10 individuals - OF Endy Chavez at .351 ... OF Joe Vitiello has a .329 mark while a third OF, Troy O'Leary, is batting .312 ... The Lynx have stolen 29 bases in 30 games, led by 11 from IF Jorge Nunez ... Former Tiger Joey Eischen had four saves before his promotion to Montreal last week ... RHP Darwin Cubillan took Eischen's spot as the team's closer and also has four saves.

Hens happenings: IF Jarrod Patterson hit a home run in each of the first three games of the current homestand. He had a six-game hitting streak ... OF Andres Torres has a .368 batting average in May after hitting only .154 for the Hens in April ... OF Ryan Jackson has been hot since his return from the disabled list, notching a hit in six of his seven games ... LHP Matt Perisho has not given up a run in his first five appearances covering 4 innings.

Special events: Tomorrow's game will be the first of two School Celebration Days, with children from area schools rewarded with a trip to Fifth Third Field. Fewer than 1,000 tickets are left for the contest.

Next home series: vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, Thurs.-Sun., May 16-19.

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