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Published: Monday, 8/20/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Wilk helps Mud Hens pick up road win

BLADE STAFF

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Toledo starter Adam Wilk once again dominated the opposing line-up on Sunday night in a 9-4 over Lehigh Valley in front of 9,259 fans at Coca-Cola Field.

Wilk pitched five innings giving up one hit while striking out four batters, but a shaky bullpen outing from Andy Oliver nearly cost Toledo the game.

Leading 5-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Oliver gave up four earned runs and watched the Iron Pigs climb right back into the game.

Oliver was relieved after just two-thirds of an innings by Zach Miner, who was able to get the final out of the frame.

With the lead at just one, the Hens' (53-77) offense responded in the top of the ninth with a four-run inning of their own, powered by a RBI single from third baseman Audy Ciriaco that scored two.

Ciriaco finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs in the contest.

Catcher Brad Davis recorded two RBIs while shortstop Argenis Diaz and left fielder Don Kelly each had two hits in the victory.

Collin Balester hit the mound in the bottom of the ninth and shut the door on the Lehigh Valley comeback.

Lehigh Valley third baseman Pete Orr led the Iron Pigs with a three-run double in the sixth inning.

The win is the third out of the last six games that the Mud Hens have had during their 11-game road trip.

The Mud Hens and Iron Pigs (69-61) battle in the third game of the four-game series today with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Casey Crosby is scheduled to start for Toledo.



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