Toledo's designated hitter Matt Tuiasosopo tries to make it home against Columbus Clippers catcher Roberto Perez during the fourth inning.
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The Mud Hens had plenty of chance to win Wednesday’s game against Columbus.
But Toledo’s baserunning blunders proved costly in a 3-2 loss to the Clippers at Fifth Third Field. The loss was the Mud Hens’ third in the last four games and 11th in the last 15 contests.
Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and the Royals held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on a wild Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The start of the game was delayed 2 hours, 37 minutes by a stubborn rain cloud that refused to budge from over the stadium, even though there were clear skies not more than a mile away.
The delay caused more problems in the seventh inning, when the clock hit midnight. A glitch in the stadium computer system caused about half of the lights to go out, and it took 12 minutes for them to cool enough to come back on and allow play to resume.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers: He's the first pitcher since 1986 season to get off to a 13-0 start.
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Max Scherzer worked into the seventh inning to become the first pitcher in 27 years to get off to a 13-0 start, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night.
Alex Avila hit a three-run homer and Victor Martinez belted a solo shot as Detroit beat Toronto for the eighth time in 10 meetings.
Scherzer (13-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out eight and walked one in 6 1-3 innings. He is the first pitcher to begin the season with 13 wins and no losses since Roger Clemens won his first 14 decisions for the Boston Red Sox in 1986.
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