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Minor League Recaps: 5/6/13

Toledo's pitching was impressive in a 1-0 victory; Erie continues their winning ways behind big days from Fields and Collins; Lakeland can't muster more than 1 run in a loss; and West Michigan drops the series finale to Quad Cities.

Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez
Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez
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AAA Toledo Mud Hens (9-23)

W, 1-0 vs. Rochester. Starter Derek Hankins was impressive for 7 innings; and then Phil Coke (on rehab) and Bruce Rondon shut the door to seal it for Toledo. The Mud Hens only managed 6 hits, with 4 of them coming from Argenis Diaz.

-SS Argenis Diaz: 4-4, 2B (10), RBI

-LF Nick Castellanos: 0-3, 2 K. Threw a runner out at home to keep Rochester scoreless.

-C Bryan Holaday: 1-2, 2B (6), BB

-RHP Derek Hankins: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, ND

-LHP Phil Coke: IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, K, W (1-0)

-RHP Bruce Rondon: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K, Save (5)

AA Erie SeaWolves (18-11)

W, 7-4 vs. Akron. Victor Larez improved to 5-0 on the season, and Fields, Collins, and Gaynor all had good days at the plate to move Erie 7 games above .500.

-SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-5, HR (1), RBI, R

-2B Hernan Perez: 1-4, 2B (12), R, SB (12)

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

-LF Tyler Collins: 2-4, 2B (7), RBI, R, BB

-3B Wade Gaynor: 2-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, R

-RHP Victor Larez: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W (5-0)

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (11-18)

L, 3-1 vs. Jupiter. Lakeland could only manage 6 hits on the evening with Aaron Westlake accounting for 2 of them; and while the pitching was solid, it wasn't enough to defeat Jupiter.

-1B Aaron Westlake: 2-4, 2B (9), 3B (1), RBI

-C Pat Leyland: 1-4, 2B (2)

-RHP Jeff Ferrell: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, ND

-LHP Alex Burgos: 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, L (2-1)

-RHP Will Clinard: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

A West Michigan Whitecaps (13-16)

L, 8-3 vs. Quad Cities. Charles Gillies made his first start of the season and was solid, but Edgar De La Rosa got hit around in relief. Austin Schotts had a 3 hit day as he tries to work out of his early season funk, and Devon Travis extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

-SS David Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI

-DH Devon Travis: 1-3, R, 2 BB

-2B Jared Reaves: 1-3, RBI, BB, SB (1)

-CF Austin Schotts: 3-4, 3B (1), R

-RHP Charles Gillies: 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, L (0-1)