Clippers keep on keeping on, beat Toledo, 2-0
COLUMBUS -- A terrific pitcher's duel between right handers Toru Murata (7-3) for Columbus (74-54) and Toledo's Myles Jaye (0-2) at Huntington Park on Saturday night.
A Giovanny Urshela RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning made all the difference on the scoreboard, as the Clippers moved to 20 games above the .500 mark with a 2-0 win over the Mud Hens (58-70) in front of an audience of 10,910.
Murata did not allow a run in his six and 1/3 innings of work on the night. He walked two batters and struck out one.
Jaye gave up two earned runs on six hits in seven innings while walking one and fanning eight Clippers.
A Michael Choice RBI single to left scoring Bradley Zimmer from second base added some insurance for Columbus in the seventh.
Austin Adams earned his eighth save of the season for the Clippers in locking things down in the ninth.
The Clippers will conclude their nine game home stand as well as their series against the Hens tomorrow afternoon in the Arena District with the first pitched scheduled for 4:05 p.m. Righty Adam Plutko (5-4, 3.95 ERA) is set to take the mound against southpaw Cesar Ramos (0-2, 9.00 ERA) for Toledo.
Hey fans, not only will Jake "The Diamond Dog" be at the ballpark tomorrow, but it is also a Clippers Spirit Day! Show your Clippers spirit and pack Huntington Park to help the Clippers playoff push against their in-state rival! Kids 14 & under wearing Clippers shirts or hats receive a free ticket with the purchase of a like adult ticket. After the game, kids can run the bases! Not valid with any other offers, previous purchases excluded. Available in person at the ticket windows.