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Scores, news and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Indianapolis Indians 10, Toledo Mud Hens 5 (box)

Before yesterday's game, Ross Seaton had a 4.30 ERA and 11.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 innings with Single-A West Michigan. The Indians gave him a rude welcome to the International League, scoring seven runs on 10 hits in Seaton's five innings. The Mud Hens were able to keep pace in the first few frames, and ended the evening with five runs on 10 hits. Xavier Avery was a home run shy of the cycle and scored one of Toledo's runs, while Josh Wilson had two RBI. Manny Pina and Corey Jones each added a double.

Avery: 3-5, 2B, 3B, R
Wilson: 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Jones: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, BB, SO
Pina: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Moya: 0-4, BB, SO
Seaton (L): 5.0 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens and Indians continue their series tonight at Victory Field. Tim Melville (2-4, 5.92 ERA) will start for Toledo against Clayton Richard (1-1, 4.02 ERA).

Bowie Baysox 6, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)

Erie and Bowie were locked in a pitcher's duel for most of this game until reliever Joe Mantiply was tagged for four runs in his lone inning of work. Mantiply's rough outing stretched a 2-1 Baysox lead into a 6-1 laugher, dropping the SeaWolves' record to 17-29. Erie starter Josh Turley worked five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. Turley lowered his ERA to 2.79, but took his third loss of the season. The SeaWolves offense managed just four hits on the evening, with 10 strikeouts to no walks.

Harrell: 1-4, 2 SO
Robbins: 1-3, RBI, SO
Turley (L): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 5 SO
Mantiply: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB

COMING UP NEXT: Warwick Saupold (1-1, 4.83 ERA) is still in search of his second win of the season. He will look to avoid another no decision against Mike Clevinger (2-2, 2.84 ERA) of the Akron Rubber Ducks.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, St. Lucie Mets 3 (box)

St. Lucie scored a pair of early runs against Lakeland starter Locke St. John, but the Flying Tigers took the lead for good with three runs in the top of the fifth. After a pair of baserunners reached with one out, Raph Rhymes hit a three-run home run to put his team in front. St. Lucie starter Rob Whalen was ejected later in the inning, and the Flying Tigers stranded a pair of runners after Rhymes' homer. The Flying Tiger bullpen was nearly immaculate, allowing one run in five innings of work.

James: 2-5, 2 R
Rhymes: 1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB, SO
Betancourt: 1-5, 3B, RBI
Verlander: 2-4
St. John: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 2 SO
Drummond (W): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 SO

COMING UP NEXT: Kevin Ziomek (4-3, 4.36 ERA) will go for his fifth win of the season tonight as the Flying Tigers take on the Mets again. Kevin McGowan (3-3, 5.11 ERA) will start for St. Lucie.

Lake County Captains 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)

The Whitecaps played their fourth extra innings game in the last week, but were on the losing end of this matchup. After taking a 3-2 lead into the ninth, Johan Belisario was unable to close things out, allowing a two-out RBI single to Francisco Mejia. Belisario was called on to pitch the 10th inning, but could not get the final out yet again, allowing a walk-off single to Dorssys Paulino after a leadoff double by Claudio Bautista. The Whitecaps had plenty of baserunners with six hits and five walks, but were 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

Kengor: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Shepherd: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SO
Zeile: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Hill: 0-4, BB, SO
Perez: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 SO
Belisario (BS, L): 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps will begin a three-game weekend series with the Fort Wayne Tincaps tonight at Parkview Field.