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Clyde dominates as Clippers cruise over Mud Hens

Tyler Cloyd allowed one run on five hits in seven innings, while picking up the win.

Clyde dominates as Clippers cruise over Mud Hens
Tyler Cloyd had one of his best outings of the season on Saturday, hurling 7 innings of five-hit baseball to earn his 6th victory of the season, while lowering his ERA to 4.47. (Photo credit: Brittany Chay)
June 29, 2014
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 COLUMBUS, OH - Tyler Cloyd collected his third win in a row Saturday night while taking the mound against the Toledo Mudhens. Clippers took the victory 6-1 on the Mud Hens’ home turf, extending their record to 43-39.

Cloyd carried the team through seven innings, giving up one run on five hits. The righty gave up one walk and fanned six batters in his sixth win of the season.

 The Clippers made a quick jump on the board in the first.Roberto Perez was out on a sac-fly to right field, bringing Jose Ramirez in to score the first run of the game.

 Top of the second and Columbus continued to roll. Justin Sellers was out on a sacrifice fly to former Clipper's center fielder Ezekiel Carrera, bringing Audy Ciriaco home to take a 3-0 lead.  

In the same inning, Elliot Johnson doubled on a high fly ball out to the left field warning track. Ramirez came flying in for his second run of the game.

Toledo answered the Clippers in the bottom of the second, Trevor Crowe doubles on a frozen rope out to right field. Toledo took the opportunity to cut the Clipper's lead to 3-1.  This was the last time the Mud Hens got on the board.

Top of the third and Columbus wanted more. Carlos Moncrief hit an infield grounder bringing third baseman Giovanni Urshela into score his first run of the game.

4-1 was not good enough for Columbus as they continued into the fifth. Urshela stepped up to the dish and took the offer in deep into left field for the two-run blast to further Columbus's lead.

Cloyd would pitch through the seventh before being pulled for Josh Outman. The southpaw went one entire inning with no hits and one strikeout.

The bullpen continued to hold off Toledo with Frank Herrmann putting in a scoreless inning to close things out.

With the Clipper's away victory, they remain in the second seat of the International League West standings. Columbus will play one more match with Toledo before returning to the walls of Huntington Park for a two-game series with the Louisville Bats. 

Follow Adrienne on Twitter @yo_adrienneee, or she can be reached by email at Robbins.254@osu.edu

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