Indianapolis Indians 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)
A four-run sixth inning gave the Mud Hens a two-run cushion heading into the late innings, but Bruce Rondon gave it all back in a hurry. Rondon, who was pitching the first of scheduled back-to-back outings as part of his rehab assignment, gave up three hits and a run before even recording an out in the bottom of the eighth. With the bases loaded and no outs, Rondon retired the next two batters he faced, but two runs came in to score, giving the Indians a 5-4 lead. Indianapolis' Blake Wood retired the side in the ninth for his 13th save. Mike Hessman provided all of Toledo's offense, hitting a grand slam with two outs in the sixth.
Hessman: 1-4, HR, R, 4 RBI
Marte: 1-4, 2B
Wilson: 2-4, SO, SB
Moya: 0-4, SO
Melville: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Rondon (L): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens and Indians continue their series today at 7:05 p.m. ET. Thad Weber (4-3, 4.38 ERA) will go for his fifth win of the season against Indy's Wilfredo Boscan (2-1, 3.22 ERA).
Akron Rubber Ducks 5, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
Akron got to SeaWolves starter Warwick Saupold early, tagging him for five runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning. Saupold would go on to spread five hits over the next 5 1/3 innings, keeping the Rubber Ducks scoreless in the process. The Erie offense did its best to chip away, but ultimately fell short, going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Wade Gaynor and Dean Green hit solo home runs, while catcher Austin Green had an RBI double. A wild pitch scored Curt Powell in the ninth inning, but Rubber Ducks pitcher Enosil Tejeda was able to work around the run to record his second save of the season.
Green: 2-4, HR, R, RBI, SO
Gaynor: 1-4, HR, R, RBI, SO
Green: 1-4, 2B, RBI
Bernard: 1-5, SO
Saupold (L): 6.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 4 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Righthander Chad Green (2-6,4.84 ERA) will try to get back into the win column for the SeaWolves tonight. He is 2-3 with a 2.48 ERA in May. He will face Akron righty Cody Anderson (3-2, 1.69 ERA).
St. Lucie Mets 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)
Lakeland starter Kevin Ziomek failed to make it out of the third inning, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk. The rough outing dropped Ziomek's record to 4-4 while his ERA climbed to 4.95, though he still has a 4.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season. Lakeland, who had a 2-0 lead prior to Ziomek's third inning collapse, was only able to muster another run the rest of the way. Tyler Hanover and David Gonzalez both had three-hit games at the bottom of the lineup, but were stranded on base repeatedly as the middle of the order combined to go 0-for-14.
Hanover: 3-4, 2B, R
Gonzalez: 3-3, 2B, 2 R, BB
Betancourt: 0-3, BB
Greiner: 0-4, 3 SO
Ziomek (L): 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R (5 ER), BB, 2 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Jonathan Maciel (2-4, 5.21 ERA) will take the mound for Lakeland tonight as they head into a series with the Brevard County Manatees. Righthander Eric Marzec (0-2, 5.40 ERA) will start for the Manatees.
Fort Wayne Tincaps 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)
Another day, another extra innings game for West Michigan. The Whitecaps and Tincaps provided plenty of offense early on, combining for eight runs in the first 3 1/2 innings. The bats went silent after that, however, and the score remained deadlocked at four until Tincaps right fielder Franmil Reyes hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th. Michael Gerber and Will Kengor led the way for West Michigan's offense, collecting three hits apiece. Derek Hill reached base four times and stole two bases, his 17th and 18th of the year.
Hill: 2-4, R, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB
Gerber: 3-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Kengor: 3-5, RBI, 2 SO
Pankake: 0-5, BB, 2 SO
Shepherd: 0-3, R, 2 BB, 2 SO
Watkins: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Smith, G. (L): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, SO
COMING UP NEXT: Jeff Thompson (2-4, 4.46 ERA) will take on Michael Kelly (0-0, 19.29 ERA) as the Whitecaps try to even the series with Fort Wayne.