Game Recaps 4/17: Head belts two homers in Clippers victory
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A two-run home run from Jerad Head in the sixth gave Columbus a 3-2 lead and put them up for good. Luke Carlin added a solo shot in the seventh, and Head hit his second two-run shot of the game in the eighth.
Head, who now has three homers on the year, went 2-4 on the game.
The other Clippers' run came via Carlin, who drove home Luis Valbuena with a second inning single.
The Mud Hens two runs came in a wild second inning in which Toledo stole three bases and didn't record a hit. Prior to that, Clippers center fielder Ezequiel Carrera injured his right arm after his diving catch robbed Toledo's Ryan Strieby of a single.
David Huff went five innings for Columbus, struck out five and did not allow an earned run. Reliever Zach Putnam recorded the win with two scoreless frames.
Clippers right fielder Chad Huffman went 2-4 at the plate, and gunned out Toledo's Scott Sizemore at second base in the eighth inning.
The two teams complete a six game home and home series Monday at 11:35 am with Corey Kluber facing Andy Oliver.
Aeros Fall in extras, lose both games of twinbill
Matt Langwell gave up a game winning RBI single to Michael Spidale in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Akron Aeros fell to the Reading Phillies 5-4 in game two of a doubleheader Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
With the loss, the Aeros (5-6) lost both seven-inning contests.
Langwell was saddled with the loss pitching 0.2 innings and giving up the Spidale RBI single.
R-Phils reliever Justin De Fratus got the win pitching two scoreless innings, scattering two hits, walking three and striking out two.
The Aeros got on the board in the top of the first inning. Jordan Henry led off the game with a single and then stole second. Tim Fedroff followed with a walk. With two on and no one out, John Drennen hit a three-run home run to center field. Later in the frame, Kyle Bellows doubled and advanced to third on a Donnie Webb single. Bellows later scored on a Cristo Arnal RBI groundout to make it 4-0.
The R-Phils (8-3) answered back in the bottom of the first inning as Cody Overbeck hit a three-run home run off Aeros starter Eric Berger, which cut the Akron lead to 4-3. Overbeck