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Worth noting

• Johnson made a few changes to the lineup on Tuesday, shifting Zimmerman into the No. 2 spot for the first time in the third baseman's career. When asked for an explanation of the changes, Johnson shrugged.

"It's just something. I don't know," he said. "I'm just throwing things up against the wall, and that one stuck."

• Johnson said Tuesday that Ohlendorf's right shoulder is "feeling better." The right-hander will throw on flat ground on Wednesday, then throw a bullpen session a few days later and go on a Minor League rehab stint a few days after that.

• Before Tuesday's game, shortstop Ian Desmond was named the team's recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award. The award was presented by Jim Hannan, the chairman of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and a former pitcher for the Washington Senators, to recognize Desmond's passion and work ethic on and off the field.

At the end of the season, alumni and active players will vote among the 30 team winners. A final winner will be announced on Nov. 19 in New York.

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for
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