Columbus Clippers 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
A pitcher's duel took a wild turn in the ninth inning, when the Clippers scored two runs off reliever Ian Krol to take a 3-2 lead. The Mud Hens tied the game in the bottom of the inning, sending it into extra innings. Three innings later, Francisco Lindor scored the go-ahead run after a one-out double. Jeff Manship pitched a quick scoreless inning in the bottom of the 12th, handing the Mud Hens their 32nd loss of the season. They are now four games behind the Clippers for last place in the International League West Division.
Avery: 2-6, 2B, R, RBI
Marte: 2-6, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Moya: 1-6, 2B, 3 SO
Machado: 1-5, 2B, SB
Weber: 8.1 IP, 8 H, ER, BB, 3 SO
Cabrera (L): 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Mud Hens will continue their homestand with a three-game series against the Syracuse Chiefs. Mike Belfiore (2-7, 6.59 ERA) will start for Toledo against Syracuse righty Scott McGregor (3-4, 3.19 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves 6, Altoona Curve 4 (box)
A strong start from Tommy Collier and a four-run fourth inning helped lift the SeaWolves to their first win over the Curve in nine tries this season. Collier worked 7 2/3 innings, striking out seven while allowing just four hits and two runs. The effort earned him his first win at Double-A this year. Second baseman Tony Thomas hit a two-run homer to even the score in the fourth inning. Then SeaWolves took the lead for good later in the inning when Drew Longley and Harold Castro drove in runs. Thomas hit a second homer in the sixth inning, while Castro notched another RBI to stretch Erie's lead to 6-2.
Thomas: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
Castro: 3-3, 2 RBI
Robbins: 2-4, R, SO
Longley: 2-4, RBI
Harrell: 1-3, 2 R, BB
Collier (W): 7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Erie and Altoona will finish up their four-game series tonight at Jerry Uht Park. Austin Kubitza (3-4, 4.64 ERA) will take the mound for the SeaWolves hoping to deliver a series split. Matt Benedict (1-2, 5.63 ERA) will start for Altoona.
West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2 (box)
The Whitecaps offense scored six runs on 12 hits, giving Spencer Turnbull plenty of breathing room in an easy home win. Turnbull allowed just one hit through six innings, but coughed up a pair of unearned runs in the third inning. Turnbull had already been spotted a three-run lead by that point, as the Whitecaps jumped on Kernels starter Sam Gibbons in the top of the first. Joey Pankake and Zach Shepherd had three hits apiece, while Derek Hill tripled and scored a run.
Pankake: 3-4, 2 R, RBI
Shepherd: 3-4, R, 2 RBI
Kengor: 2-4, R
Hill: 2-5, 3B, R
Schotts: 1-4, R, RBI
Turnbull (W): 6.0 IP, H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 6 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps will go for a three-game sweep of the Kernels tonight at Fifth Third Ballpark. They are off on Tuesday, and begin a six-game road trip on Wednesday.