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On deck: Mud Hens vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

When: Today, 7 p.m.; tomorrow, noon; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

TV: Saturday on TV5.

Radio: 1470 AM.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies.

Pitching probables (Hens listed last): today, RH Joe Roa (11-0, 2.00 ERA) vs. RH Brian Moehler (2-0, 3.00); tomorrow, RH Jeff D'Amico (4-6, 4.13) vs. LH Matt Perisho (1-1, 1.53); Saturday, RH Eric Junge (8-3, 2.98) vs. RH Shane Loux (6-7, 5.73); Sunday, RH Brett Myers (6-6, 4.10) vs. RH Brian Powell (9-2, 4.50).

Barons flyovers: Scranton won three of four games when the two teams met April 25-28. The Red Barons allowed just six runs in that series. ... Scranton is third in the International League with a 3.26 team ERA. ... 2B David Doster is batting .314 and is tied for second in the IL with 58 RBIs. ... OF Marlon Byrd, one of the Phillies' top prospects, has 10 home runs and 11 stolen bases. ... 3B Chase Utley has 11 homers and a league-best 28 doubles. ... RHP Joe Roa is tied for the IL lead with 11 victories.

Hen happenings: Toledo returns home after a stretch that saw the team play 14 of its last 16 games on the road. The Hens now will be home for 14 of their next 16. ... On the road trip Toledo was hitting .289 going into last night's game. ... 2B Craig Wilson has hits in 12 of his last 13 games and is batting .404 in that span. ... Closer Oscar Henriquez has 14 saves and a pair of wins, striking out 27 batters in 241/3 innings.

Special events: Today's game features a salute to doughnuts, with 5,000 of them to be given away during and after the game. ... On Friday the Hens will give away the first of four sets of team player cards to the first 2,000 fans. ... On Saturday the Hens will sponsor a pre-game clinic on the field. During the game sports comic Myron Noodleman will entertain, and after the contest there will be a fireworks display. ... Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will be on hand Tuesday.

Next home series: vs. Syracuse, Sunday-July 3.

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