Rochester Red Wings 1, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Recently demoted lefthander Tommy Milone looked like he belongs back in the big leagues last night, throwing eight shutout innings for the Red Wings. Milone allowed just three hits and struck out 12. Mud Hens lefthander Kyle Ryan was nearly as untouchable, but got tagged for an earned run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Ryan allowed seven hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four. Steven Moya was the only Toledo starter to not strike out, but was picked off of first base by Milone in the eighth. Ryan Perry allowed two hits in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
Avery: 1-4, 2 SO
Machado: 1-4, SO
Wilson: 1-3, SO
Ryan (L): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Perry: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens travel from Rochester to nearby Buffalo, where they will begin a four-game series with the Bisons. Tim Melville (1-4, 5.93 ERA) will start against righthander Scott Copeland (2-1, 1.74 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves 6, Akron Rubber Ducks 5 (box)
SeaWolves starter Josh Turley ran into some serious trouble in the sixth inning, allowing a bases loaded double to Rubber Ducks first baseman Justin Toole. The double erased a 3-1 Erie lead and signaled the end of Turley's night. Luckily, the Erie offense was able to erase a two-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh, scoring three runs of their own off righthander Trey Daley. Dean Green delivered the eventual game-winning blow, a two-run double with two outs in the inning.
Bernard: 1-4, R, RBI, SO
McVaney: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
Green: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SO
Krizan: 1-3, RBI, SO
Turley: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 6 SO
Mantiply (W): 2.1 IP, H, 0 ER, SO
COMING UP NEXT: Erie will head out on a quick four-game road trip to face the Reading Fightin' Phils. Derek Hankins (2-3, 5.35 ERA) will start for Erie tonight against Ben Lively (2-0, 3.81 ERA) of the Phils.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Jupiter Hammerheads 0 (box)
Kevin Ziomek dominated the Hammerheads for eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits on the night. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter, recording 13 groundouts. Ziomek had to be at his best, as the Flying Tigers offense went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. The Flygers collected seven hits and five walks off Hammerheads pitching, but could not capitalize when it mattered. They did not even break through against Jupiter until the top of the ninth, when Curt Powell tripled with one out to break a scoreless tie. Javier Betancourt recorded the other RBI, hitting a sacrifice fly immediately after Powell's triple.
Powell: 1-4, 3B, R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Martinez: 2-3, 3B, R, BB, SO
Betancourt: 1-4, 2B, RBI
Verlander: 1-4, 2B, SO
Greiner: 0-4, 3 SO
Ziomek (W): 8.0, 3 H, 0 ER, 8 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Flying Tigers will look to take three of four from Jupiter today in a 10:30 a.m. start. Righthander Jonathan Maicel (1-3, 7.12 ERA) will start for Lakeland against Jupiter's Sean Townsley (1-4, 4.97 ERA).
West Michigan Whitecaps 10, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 (box)
The Whitecaps offense broke out early, scoring six runs in the first three innings en route to an easy victory over Bowling Green. Michael Gerber and Joey Pankake hit back-to-back home runs to open the scoring in the second, while RBI singles from Gerber and Zach Shepherd brought in three runs in the third. Gerber and Will Kengor led the Whitecaps with three hits apiece, and each of West Michigan's 3-9 hitters had at least two hits.
Spencer Turnbull took advantage of the big lead, pounding the strike zone with his heavy fastball. He allowed seven hits in 5 1/3 shutout innings, walking just one. Turnbull, the Tigers' second round pick in 2014, struck out three and has 24 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings on the year.
Kivett: 2-5, 3B, 3 R
Gerber: 3-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB
Pankake: 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Kengor: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
Shepherd: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, SO
Turnbull (W): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps will finish up their four-game series against the Hot Rods today at 11:00 a.m. A.J. Ladwig (2-3, 6.00 ERA) will start for West Michigan against Henry Centeno (1-1, 3.68 ERA) of Bowling Green.