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Toledo Mud Hens 2011 Home Opener

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Toledo's Chris Oxspring (18) pitches against Columbus during the second game of the Mud Hens double header home opener at Fifth Third Field.

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Columbus Clippers right fielder Chad Huffman (17) heads back to first as Mud Hens first baseman Ryan Strieby takes the throw on a pick-off attempt in the second inning of the Mud Hens home opener.

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Mud Hens designated hitter Scott Thorman upends Columbus Clippers second baseman Jason Kipnis who makes the out.

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Slug: SPT hens15p Mud Hens hitting coach Leon "Bull" Durham, left, and manager Phil Nevin take in pre-game activities.

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Columbus Clippers player Jason Donald breaks his bat as he hits into a double play during the seventh inning.

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Toledo catcher John Murrian (23) protests home plate umpire Derek Crabill's call that Columbus Clipper DH Jordan Brown (35) was safe at the plate.

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Mud Hens third baseman Danny Worth (5) and first baseman Ryan Strieby nearly collide as Strieby catches a pop-up.

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Mud Hens outfielder Timo Perez watches his single in the third inning.

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Toledo shortstop Cale Iorg (17) is caught in a rundown by Columbus Clipper first baseman Wes Hodges (8) during the third inning.

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Toledo manager Phil Nevin argues with home plate umpire Derek Crabill during the seventh inning of the second game of the Mud Hens double header home opener against the Columbus Clippers. Crabill ruled Columbus Clipper designated hitter Jordan Brown (35) was safe at the plate. Nevin was ejected from the game.

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Cleveland Indians player Grady Sizemore (43), on a rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers, is congratulated by teammate Jason Donald after Sizemore hit a home run during the third inning of the Mud Hens home opener.

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Mud Hens shortstop Cale Iorg is caught stealing home as Columbus Clippers catcher Luke Carlin applies the tag.

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Toledo manager Phil Nevin stands in the Mud Hens dugout.

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Mud Hens third baseman Danny Worth, left, and pitcher Matt Hoffman, right, converge on a bunt by Clippers player Ezequiel Carrera.

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Columbus Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh argues a call with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez during the fifth inning of the Mud Hens home opener.

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Cleveland Indians player Grady Sizemore, on a rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers, walks during the Mud Hens home opener.

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Toledo left fielder Clay Timpner (4) dives into the bleachers to make a play in the third inning of the second game of the Mud Hens double header home opener against the Columbus Clippers.

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Home plate umpire Derek Crabill makes the call that Columbus Clipper designated hitter Jordan Brown (35) is safe at the plate against Toledo catcher John Murrian (23).

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