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Minor League Recaps: 5/4/2013

Toledo lost in 13 innings while managing only 1 run; Erie won on a Eugenio Suarez walk-off single; Lakeland got beat down by Daytona; and West Michigan won behind the strength of their bullpen.

Detroit Tigers LHP Jose Alvarez
Detroit Tigers LHP Jose Alvarez
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AAA Toledo Mud Hens (8-22)

L, 2-1 (13 innings) vs. Charlotte. Jordan Lennerton was the only Mud Hen with multiple hits; while Jose Alvarez was impressive again on the mound; but it wasn't enough to beat Charlotte.

-LHP Jose Alvarez: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, ND

-RHP Brayan Villarreal: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

-RHP Bruce Rondon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

-LF Nick Castellanos: 1-5

-1B Jordan Lennerton: 2-5, RBI

AA Erie SeaWolves (16-11)

W, 4-3 vs. Altoona. Warwick Saupold was good again the mound; but it took a 9th inning rally capped by a Eugenio Suarez single to win it for the SeaWolves. Tyler Collins homered for the 5th consecutive game.

-RHP Warwick Saupold: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, ND

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

-SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-4, RBI, BB

-CF Daniel Fields: 1-4, HR (4), RBI, R

-LF Tyler Collins: 1-3, HR (7), RBI, R, BB

-OF Jamie Johnson: 2-4, R

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (11-16)

L, 11-5 vs. Daytona. Lakeland managed 10 hits and 5 runs, but their pitching just could not contain the Daytona offense; allowing 11 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks in the loss.

-RHP Wilsen Palacios: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, L (3-1)

-2B Tyler Hanover: 2-4, BB

-RF Jeff McVaney: 1-4, 2B (8)

-C Pat Leyland: 2-4, RBI, 2 R

-3B Jason King: 1-4, 2B (3), 2 RBI

A West Michigan Whitecaps (13-14)

W, 7-4 vs. Quad Cities. The Whitecaps' bullpen combined for 4 innings of scoreless relief, while the offense used good days from Vasquez and Travis, along with a huge triple from Zach Kirksey, to seal the win.

-RHP Yorfrank Lopez: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W (3-1)

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

-RHP Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, Save (5)

-LF Danry Vasquez: 3-4, 3 R, SB (7)

-2B Devon Travis: 2-3, RBI, R

-CF Jake Stewart: 1-4, RBI, R

-RF Zach Kirksey: 1-4, 3B (2), 2 RBI