The Hens were in search of their fourth straight win over the Clippers but Columbus broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a pair of RBI singles which eventually gave them a 6-4 win over Toledo on Monday night.
The game at Hunting Park started off much like a home run derby as the Hens and Clippers blasted a combined five home runs through the first four innings, including a pair from Columbus 2B Jose Ramirez. Newly acquired Tyler Collins recorded his first homer as a Mud Hen in 2014 as did Toledo 1B Jordan Lennerton.
Toledo starter Kyle Lobstein tossed five innings and gave up three runs, all homers, while striking out four. Reliever Casey Crosby was tagged with a blown save and Jose Ortega with a loss (1-1).
The Hens return to Fifth Third Field on Tuesday evening in a duel with the Indianapolis Indians. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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