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Exposito plays hero, delivers walk-off in 7-6 thriller
04/25/2014 7:02 PM ET

Toledo catcher Luis Exposito played hero in Friday night's extra-innings win over Indianapolis.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th, Exposito delivered his third hit of the game, this one a single to left which scored Hernan Perez, locking up a 7-6 Hens win.

The win gave Toledo a split of the four-game series as the Hens improved to 9-13 overall. Indianapolis remains atop the Internation League West at 14-7.

Exposito led all Toledo hitters as the Hens finished with 14 hits as a team.

Ezequiel Carrera, Trevor Crowe, Mike Hessman, Marcus Lemon and Perez all had two hits for Toledo.

Hens slugger Mike Hessman moved one step closer to the record books with his fourth home run of the season in Toledo's four-run second inning.

The laser shot to left field was Hessman's 393rd minor league home run and his 248th in the International League. He is 10 dingers shy of tying the IL record for career home runs, and seven shy of tying the career minor league record.

Indianapolis took a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning, but the Hens responded with the tying run in the bottom of the frame.

Toledo regained the lead in the bottom of the seventh when Carrera scored on a throwing error by Indians shortstop Michael Martinez.

Toledo opens a four-game series with Gwinnett Saturday night at 6 p.m.

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