The Mud Hens won their fourth straight game on Tuesday after going back and forth with the Clippers by a final of 7-6. There were five lead changes in the contest, but Toledo's two runs in the top of the eighth gave them the lead for good.
Myles Jaye started for the Hens and worked the first 5.1 innings, allowing seven hits, four earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts. Jairo Labourt allowed two runs in his one inning of work in the seventh inning which gave Columbus its final lead of the game.
Toledo scored three runs against Clippers' starter Chris Narveson and two more againsit Josh Martin in just 0.1 of an inning.
In the first inning, the Hens jumped out in front with RBI hits from Jim Adduci and Bryan Holaday. Columbus got one back in the third before Holaday cashed in with a solo home run in the fourth to put the Hens up 4-1.
After the Clippers scored a run in the fourth, they added two more in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. The Hens answered right back, as Jeimer Candelario and Tyler Collins each drove in runs to retake the lead.
Just as Toledo jumped on top, Columbus answered again. This time, Richie Shaffer homered off of Jairo Labourt to give them the lead again.
The Hens led for good when Omar Infante drove in a run on a single and Efren Navarro forced home a run on a bases loaded walk. The 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth would last the rest of the contest as the back end of the bullpen locked it down for Toledo.
Going for its fifth straight victory, the Hens will line up with Columbus again on Wednesday with first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m.
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