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Published: Friday, 4/29/2011

Wilk pitches Mud Hens to 5th straight victory

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Mud Hens took the four-game series finale against the Syracuse Chiefs Friday night, winning 7-1.

Adam Wilk (1-2) pitched masterfully through seven innings allowing just one run, en route to his first win of the season. Timo Perez paced the offense, going 2 for 5 with four RBI.

The victory gave the Mud Hens their first sweep of the season and improved their record to within one game of .500 at 11-12. They have now won five straight.

It is the sqaud’s first four-game sweep since sweeping Buffalo in on July 23-26, 2010.

In the top of the third, and up 1-0, Toledo added three runs on Perez’s three-run home run to push the lead to 4-0. The three-run shot was preceded by a Max St-Pierre single and a Scott Sizemore walk.

The Chiefs’ (7-15) Chris Marrero hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth to come within three of the Mud Hens at 4-1.

The Hens took a 5-1 lead in the top of the seventh when Cale Iorg singled, advanced to third on a single by Dirks and was eventually brought home on a RBI-single by Sizmore.

Matt Hoffman worked a perfect eighth inning in relief of Wilk. Brendan Wise pitched the ninth.

The Mud Hens travel to Pawtucket in a four-game series on Saturday night.

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