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* Detroit's Dmitri Young, playing his first game since breaking his right leg April 6, went 1 for 3 with a double.

* Rookie Mike Hessman became the ninth player to be tried in the No. 8 slot by the Braves. He went 0 for 4.

* The blown save was Milwaukee closer Dan Kolb's first in 14 opportunities.

* The Dodgers have scored just four runs in Odalis Perez's last four starts.

* The Brewers finished May 14-12 after going 12-11 in April. It's the first time they've had consecutive winning months since April and May 2001.

* Florida pitchers have given up nine homers in two games; the staff had allowed an average of 0.96 per game before those contests.

* Cincinnati, 18-11 in May, had its best month since September 2000.

* Pirates first baseman Daryle Ward hit into a rare 6-5-3 double play in the third, after the Cardinals shifted their defense for the lefty pull hitter.

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