Toledo held scoreless in second straight, Columbus sweeps

By Jeremy O'Brien / Toledo Mud Hens | July 16, 2017 6:57 PM ET

Toledo dropped their fourth in straight to Columbus Sunday evening, 1-0, behind a solid start by righty Danny Salazar, on rehab for the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight night, the Clippers prevented the Hens from crossing the plate just once.

Toledo dropped their fourth in straight to Columbus Sunday evening, 1-0, behind a solid start by righty Danny Salazar, on rehab for the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight night, the Clippers prevented the Hens from crossing the plate just once.

By the end of the night, Salazar had racked up nine strikeouts during his six innings of work. He walked three - two of which came back-to-back in the third -, but the Hens failed to take advantage. They left seven runners on base and were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

The Clippers erased their goose egg in the fifth on a Josh Wilson solo shot that just barely cleared the left field wall.

In the seventh, an error by Hens third baseman Juan Perez helped the Clippers widen their lead. The error - a grounder off the bat of Wilson that Perez could not handle on the backhand - put a runner on second. Toledo starter Myles Jaye got Columbus left fielder Jordan Smith to pop out on a bunt attempt for the first out, so they intentionally walked leadoff hitter Daniel Robertson to hopefully set up a double play. Despite these efforts, Austin Jackson, another Indian down on rehab, singled in Wilson to make it 2-0. Then on second, Robertson swiped third and scored shortly thereafter on a passed ball by catcher Bryan Holaday to make it 3-0.  

The Hens end their home stand after being shut out in each of the last two games. The four-game sweep marks the first time they have been swept in four since May 19-21.

A seven-game road trip is next for the Hens, as they'll play three in Pawtucket before heading to Rochester for four. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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