Minor League Recaps: 4/21/13

Detroit Tigers LHP Casey Crosby - Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

In Sunday's action, Casey Crosby twirls a gem for Toledo; Erie's bullpen can't hold a lead late; Lakeland's offense finally wakes up; and West Michigan loses a close one.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens (6-12)

W, 3-0 vs. Columbus. Casey Crosby finally put a complete performance together, throwing 7 shutout. Quintin Berry's HR was all the offense Toledo needed.

-LHP Casey Crosby: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W (1-3)

-RHP Bruce Rondon: IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, Save (3)

-CF Quintin Berry: 1-4, HR (1), RBI, R.

-LF Nick Castellanos: 0-4

AA Erie SeaWolves (8-8)

L, 10-6 vs. Trenton. The bullpen couldn't hold a lead late, surrendering 6 runs in the last 2 innings. Daniel Fields and James Robbins each got on base 3x, but it wasn't enough.

-CF Daniel Fields: 1-3, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

-LF Tyler Collins: 2-5, 2B (2), 2 RBI, R

-1B James Robbins: 2-3, 2B (3), R, BB

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (5-12)

W, 7-4 vs. Clearwater. Drew VerHagen turned in a decent start, but Nick Avila and Melvin Mercedes combined to shut down the Clearwater offense. Eugenio Suarez and Aaron Westlake both had big days offensively.

-RHP Drew VerHagen: 4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, ND

-RHP Nick Avila: 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, K, W (1-0)

-RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, Save (3)

-SS Eugenio Suarez: 2-5, 3B (1), RBI, R

-CF Chad Wright: 2-5, 2B (2), 2 RBI, 2 R

-1B Aaron Westlake: 3-5, 2 RBI, R

-DH Dean Green: 1-4, RBI, BB

A West Michigan Whitecaps (6-8)

L, 6-5 vs. South Bend. Josh Turley surrendered the lead late, and a West Michigan rally in the bottom of the 9th fell short. Travis, Durham, and Stewart had 2 hits a piece in the loss.

-LHP Jordan John: 4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K, ND

-RHP Chad Smith: 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

-SS David Gonzalez: 2-5, 2 RBI

-2B Devon Travis: 2-5, R

-1B Lance Durham: 2-3, 2B (7), 2 BB, R

-RF Jake Stewart: 2-5, R

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