Clete Thomas' solo homer gets Toledo on board.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Mud Hens fell to 1-4 on the season after losing 5-1 Monday night in the series opener against the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.
Indianapolis won its first game of the season as Rudy Owens made his Triple-A debut on the mound. He allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings, striking out five and walking none.
Toledo's Adam Wilk also looked impressive in his Triple-A debut, giving up just one earned run in 5⅓ innings.
Center fielder Clete Thomas got the Mud Hens on the scoreboard first when he belted a solo home run in the second inning.
Brendon Wise relieved Wilk in the sixth and struggled to find the strike zone.
Indianapolis had the most unusual of innings when they scored their first four runs without the ball ever leaving the infield. Using infield hits, errors and walks, they scored all five of their runs in the sixth.
The Mud Hen bullpen regained their composure after that, giving up no more runs.
Thomas, Timo Perez and Argenis Diaz each went 2-for-4 for Toledo.
Gorkys Hernandez and Alex Presley each went 3-for-4 for the Indians.
The two teams meet again this morning at 11:05.