The Mud Hens manufactured a run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but that would be all the offense they could muster. The Indians took the lead with three runs in the third inning, and added a fourth run off Mud Hens starter Kyle Ryan in the fourth. Indians starter Adrian Sampson earned the win by holding Toledo to five hits in six innings, while the Indianapolis bullpen did not allow a baserunner. Josh Wilson was the only Mud Hen to reach base twice.
Wilson: 1-3, R, BB
Hessman: 1-4, RBI
Green: 1-4, SO
Ryan (L): 6.2 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Buck Farmer (7-2, 3.47 ERA) will make his first start after the Triple-A All-Star break, tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. He will face Indians righthander Angel Sanchez (3-1, 3.26 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves 4, Akron Rubber Ducks 3 (box)
Jason Krizan hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning, and the SeaWolves were able to make an early three-run lead stand up for their 36th win of the season. Krizan's homer was part of a three-run third inning that saw the SeaWolves take a 4-1 lead. Starter Derek Hankins was solid, holding Akron to two runs on six hits in six innings, and closer Paul Voelker was able to notch his fifth save despite allowing a run in the ninth. Catcher Austin Green was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Green: 3-4, RBI
Krizan: 1-2, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Thomas: 1-4, 2B, R, 3 SO
Robbins: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Hankins (W): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Voelker (S): 1.0 IP, 3 H, ER
COMING UP NEXT: Chad Green (2-12, 4.91 ERA) will start for Erie tonight against Rubber Ducks righty Charles Brewer (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
Bradenton jumped all over Lakeland starter Kevin Ziomek, scoring six runs in the first two innings of last night's game. Ziomek exited after those two frames after allowing six hits. His defense did him no favors, though, committing two errors. Lakeland scored a pair of runs in the seventh and were threatening to cut the lead even further, but Curt Powell was thrown out at the plate on a sacrifice fly attempt to end the inning. Raph Rhymes and Drew Longley reached base twice for Lakeland.
Rhymes: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Betancourt: 1-4, R, SO
Longley: 1-2, RBI, BB, SO
Ziomek (L): 2.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R (2 ER), 2 BB, SO
Sitz: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Lakeland lefty Locke St. John (2-8, 4.88 ERA) will take the mound tonight in search of his first win since May 17. He has a 6.11 ERA in his last six starts. Frank Duncan (5-5, 4.79 ERA) will start for Bradenton.
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Dayton Dragons 1 (box)
The Whitecaps jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, scoring off Dragons starter Wyatt Strahan in the first two innings. Kade Scivicque continued a strong Midwest League debut with a pair of singles, and Rashad Brown added two hits and a stolen base of his own. Ross Kivett hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his fourth of the season. Spencer Turnbull continued his strong work on the mound, allowing a run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Turnbull is 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA in his last 10 starts. Dominic Moreno worked the final 2 2/3 innings for his first save of the year.
Brown: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO, SB
Scivicque: 2-3, RBI, BB, SO
Kivett: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
Mattlage: 1-2, 2B, R, BB
Turnbull (W): 6.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
COMING UP NEXT: A.J. Ladwig (8-6, 3.68 ERA) will take the mound for West Michigan tonight as they kick off a three-game series with the South Bend Cubs. Tommy Thorpe (2-5, 4.47 ERA) will start for South Bend.
Connecticut Tigers 4, Lowell Spinners 3 (box)
The Tigers nearly coughed up a two-run lead in the ninth, but Jake Shull was able to strand the tying run at third base for his first save of the year. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, then added runs in the fifth and ninth. Patrick Mackenzie reached base three times, stole a base, and scored a run to lead the Connecticut offense. Their top four hitters all drove in a run, while starter Sandy Baez allowed an unearned run in four innings. The win helped Connecticut avoid a sweep, but a recent lull has seen them drop to third place in the New York-Penn League's Stedler Division.
Mackenzie: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, SB
Fuentes: 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB
Padron: 1-4, RBI
Baez: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R (0 ER), 5 SO
Moreno (W): 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Tigers will kick off a three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades tonight at Dodd Stadium. Angel Yepez (2-0, 4.50 ERA) will start for Hudson Valley.