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Mud Hens

Bats beat Hens in opener

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Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Kyle Lobstein pitches against Louisville during the first inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens DH Ben Guez takes a swing against Louisville during the seventh inning.

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Louisville SS Argenis Diaz (13) turns a double play on Toledo Mud Hens RF Ezequiel Carrera (8) during the first inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens third baseman Mike Hessman hits a double against Louisville during the seventh inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens left fielder JD Martinez makes a play against Louisville during the sixth inning.

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Louisville pitcher Jeff Francis throws against the Mud Hens.

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Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton makes a play against Louisville during the fifth inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Nate Robertson throws against Louisville during the fourth inning.

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The grounds crew dances during the fifth inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens third baseman Mike Hessman takes a swing during the fourth inning.

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Toledo Mud Hens third baseman Mike Hessman is hit by a pitch against Louisville during the ninth inning.

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Connor Bacome, 10, Toledo, is bundled up as he watches the Toledo Mud Hens play.

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Mike Hessman, left, and manager Larry Parrish discuss the lineup.

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Spectators head in to Fifth Third Field during a soggy opening day.

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Terrance Lewis, Toledo, enjoys an Italian sausage.

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Ed Gill cooks food at his Gilligan's food stand on Huron Street.

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Audrey Mays, left, Dayton, and Cathy Trimble, Monclova, take a selfie near a Mud Hens yarn bomb on a pole near the stadium.

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Adam Goldberg makes a sculpted glass baseball kit at Gathered Art Gallery & Studios on Huron Street.

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Spectators seek shelter on the concourse.

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