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Daily Hens: Toledo begins 3-game series with Durham Monday

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    Toledo's Dawel Lugo, right, is about to tag out Pawtuckets Aneury Tavarez to end a rundown in Saturday's contest. Lugo ranks among the International League's top hitters early this season.

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    Toledo's Warwick Saupold is shown throwing a pitch in 2016. Saupold is expected to start for the Mud Hens Monday against Durham.

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Toledo's Dawel Lugo, right, is about to tag out Pawtuckets Aneury Tavarez to end a rundown in Saturday's contest. Lugo ranks among the International League's top hitters early this season.

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Durham Bulls at Toledo Mud Hens

Time: 6:35 p.m.

Records/standings: Durham 4-5, 2nd in IL South; Toledo 6-3, 1st in IL West

TV: BCSN

Radio: 1230 AM

Starting pitchers: Toledo RHP Warwick Saupold (0-0, 7.71 ERA) v. Durham LHP Anthony Banda (2-0, 0.87 ERA)

Sunday’s game: Drenching rain, wind and cold temperatures forced the postponement of the contest between the Mud Hens and Pawtucket at Fifth Third Field.

Transactions: Before Sunday’s game the Mud Hens added LHP Josh Turley to the roster from Double-A Erie. RHP Phillippe Aumont was sent to the SeaWolves to make room for Turley on the Toledo roster.

Weather: The good news is that there’s only a 50 percent chance of rain Monday. But the bad news is that the high is expected to be 38 degrees, the winds will remain strong … and there may be a dusting of snow.

Notes: The Mud Hens have two of the top 10 hitters in the International League in 2B Dawel Lugo, who is batting .378 in eight games, and Edwin Espinal, who has a .375 average in seven contests. … Toledo may face a difficult challenge in hitting Banda, who has won his first two starts for the Bulls by allowing just nine hits and not walking a batter in 10⅓ innings. He also is tied for the IL lead with 16 strikeouts.

RELATED: No game does not mean no work for Mud Hens Sunday.

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