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Daily recap of Tigers’ minor leagues (Updated: July 1)



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Welcome to your one-stop-shopping center for all the latest results from the Tigers’ minor leagues.

The Detroit News will provide daily updates on the Toledo Mud Hens, Erie SeaWolves, Lakeland Flying Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps, among others, as well as relevant news and notes.

Also, be sure to check out The News’ Lynn Henning’s weekly minor-league reports.

This week: 

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Toledo, Ohio — Dilson Herrera hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, leading the Louisville Bats to a 9-6 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

The grand slam by Herrera scored Stuart Turner, Blake Trahan, and Mason Williams and was the game’s last scoring play.

Wandy Peralta (1-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Victor Alcantara (4-1) took the loss in the International League game. Kevin Quackenbush retired the side in order for his 11th save of the season.

Jacob Robson homered and doubled, scoring three runs for the Mud Hens. Edwin Espinal doubled and singled, driving in two runs.

Double-A Erie

Erie, Pa. — Martin Cervenka hit a pair of the Bowie Baysox’s season-high seven home runs in a 12-10 win over the Erie SeaWolves on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Branden Kline allowed a run, but got Cam Gibson to fly out with a runner on first to end the game for his fifth save of the season.

The home runs by Cervenka, both two-run shots, came in the second off Sandy Baez and in the third off Fernando Perez.

Bowie starter Lucas Long (2-9) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Baez (1-7) took the loss in the Eastern League game after giving up eight runs and eight hits over 2.1 innings.

For the SeaWolves, Daz Cameron homered and singled twice, driving home two runs. Kody Eaves homered and doubled, scoring three runs while driving in two.

Bowie improved to 7-2 against Erie this season.

Single-A Lakeland

Fort Myers, Fla. — Austin Athmann had four hits, while Danny Pinero and A.J. Simcox recorded three apiece as the Lakeland Flying Tigers beat the Fort Myers Miracle, 11-3, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Athmann doubled and singled three times, driving in four runs and scoring three. Pinero doubled twice and singled, scoring three runs.

Down 5-0 in the sixth, Fort Myers cut into the lead when Miguel Sano hit a two-run home run and Travis Blankenhorn hit a solo home run.

Lakeland answered in the top of the next frame, scoring four runs to extend its lead. Pinero hit an RBI single and then scored on a three-run single by Jose Azocar en route to the six-run lead.

Lakeland starter Burris Warner (2-0) picked up the win after allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Brusdar Graterol (0-1) took the loss in the Florida State League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and nine hits over three innings.

Brandyn Sittinger pitched three scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Single-A West Michigan

Comstock Park, Mich. — Devin Davis hit a solo home run in the second inning, leading the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday (BOX SCORE). The Hot Rods swept the four-game series with the win.

Jhonleider Salinas got Eric De La Rosa to fly out with a runner on first to end the game for his third save of the season.

The home run by Davis gave the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead.

After Bowling Green added a run in the third when Taylor Walls hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Emilio Gustave, the Whitecaps cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Reynaldo Rivera hit a solo home run.

The Hot Rods later tacked on three runs in the fifth, including a single by Zach Rutherford that scored Vidal Brujan.

West Michigan saw its comeback attempt come up short after Brock Deatherage hit an RBI double and a solo home run to cut the Bowling Green lead to 5-3.

Bowling Green southpaw Resly Linares (2-2) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on just four hits over six innings. Opposing starter Tom de Blok (0-1) took the loss in the Midwest League game after allowing five runs and seven hits over seven innings.

Deatherage homered and doubled, driving home two runs for the Whitecaps. Rivera homered and singled.

With the win, Bowling Green improved to 8-2 against West Michigan this season.

Single-A Connecticut

Lowell, Mass. — Carson Lance got Trey Ganns to hit into a double play in the seventh inning, leading the Connecticut Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Lowell Spinners on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

The double play came with runners on first and second and got the first two outs in an eventual one-run inning for the Spinners.

Lowell tied the game at 3 in the seventh after Korby Batesole hit an RBI single, scoring Tyler Dearden.

Connecticut answered in the top of the next frame, scoring four runs to take the lead. Luke Sherley hit a two-run home run en route to the four-run lead.

Drew Crosby (2-0) got the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Victor Garcia (2-2) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.

For the Spinners, Dearden singled three times, scoring a run and also driving one home.

Connecticut improved to 3-1 against Lowell this season.

GCL West (Rookie ball)

GCL Tigers West was off on Sunday. Here’s Saturday’s recap:

Lakeland, Fla. — Alfredo Silva and Angel Reyes combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the GCL Tigers West to a 2-0 victory over the GCL Tigers East in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Silva (1-0) went six scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking three to pick up the win.

GCL Tigers West scored its runs when Nick Ames hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and Reece Hampton hit an RBI single in the fifth.

Edgar Escalona (0-2) went three innings, allowing two runs and four hits in the Gulf Coast League game. He also struck out two and walked one. Reyes retired the side in order for his first save of the season.

Hampton tripled and singled, also stealing a base in the win.

The GCL Tigers East were held scoreless for the second time this season, while the GCL Tigers West’s staff recorded their first shutout of the year.

The second game of the doubleheader was postponed due to rain.

GCL East (Rookie ball)

GCL Tigers East was off on Sunday. Saturday’s recap is above.


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