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      Mud Hens Eldred crushing the competition

      Mud Hens slugger has at least one hit in all 18 games this season.

      It may have been the easiest International League Hitter of the Week decision in history.

      Toledo's Brad Eldred took home the honors in what had to be a landslide.

      Eldred hit 4 home runs with 15 RBI's and scored 10 runs last week.

      He entered Monday night's game on a 17-game hit streak. Then Hens have played 17 games this year.

      He didn't disappoint.

      Eldred stuck one in the left field fence for a ground rule double in the third and then blasted a 2-run home run in the 6th inning en route to a 5-3 win over Columbus.

      "I've been taking a few walks and that's kind of been a good thing," said Eldred. "It's given me a good chance to get a little better pitch to hit and I haven't been missing them too much."

      The 31-year-old is currently leading the IL in five separate hitting categories.

      Somebody get Jim Leyland on the phone.