• Primary setup reliever Mark Melancon has made six of his nine appearances in the eighth inning, and he has retired all 18 men he faced in that frame.
• Ducky Schofield, utility man extraordinaire, had his 1960 World Series ring stolen in a recent burglary of his home in Springfield, Ill., according to grandson Jayson Werth, per CBSSports' Jon Heyman.
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