Dixon Machado reached base three times and stole home in the first inning, while Steven Moya and Casey McGehee each drove in a run for Toledo. The real story, though, was Michael Fulmer, who struck out seven in 5 2/3 shutout innings in his Triple-A debut. He and four Toledo relievers (including closer Bruce Rondon) held the Indians to six hits and two walks while striking out 13 hitters. Cameron Maybin went 0-for-4 in a rehab appearance.
Machado: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
McGehee: 2-3, RBI, BB, SO, SB
Moya: 1-4, RBI
Bernard: 1-3, SB
Fulmer (W): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 7 SO
Rondon (S): 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: Matt Boyd (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will take on Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon as the Mud Hens look to sweep a quick two-game series.
Erie Seawolves 10, Bowie Baysox 2 (box)
The SeaWolves broke a close game wide open with a four-run sixth inning, then tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh for an easy win. Leadoff hitter Gustavo Nunez led the way, reaching base four times while driving in two runs. Jeff McVaney hit a pair of doubles and drew three walks, and Dean Green had four RBI. Erie starter Austin Kubitza got his season started on the right foot, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Nunez: 3-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB
McVaney: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, 3 BB
D. Green: 2-5, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
Ficociello: 1-3, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
Kubitza (W): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB
Coming up next: Cory Riordan (0-0, 0,00 ERA) will make his second appearance of the season for Erie on Wednesday. He faces Bowie's Jayson Aquino (5-11, 3.28 ERA in 2015).
The Flying Tigers offense exploded for 14 hits, and came back from an early 6-3 deficit to win their second game of the season. Each of Lakeland's first five hitters had multi-hit games, including Christin Stewart, who launched his third home run of the season and drove in three runs. Ross Kivett added a double, triple, and two runs. Lakeland starter Endrys Briceno continued to struggle, allowing six runs on seven hits in three innings. The Lakeland bullpen stopped the bleeding from there, and Joe Jimenez struck out the side for his first save of the year.
Stewart: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Kivett: 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB
Gerber: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Scivicque: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Briceno: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Ravenelle (W): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, BB
Jimenez (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander (0-0, 1.80 ERA) looks to build on a strong debut in a 6:00 p.m. ET start at Henley Field. Luis Castillo (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will start for Jupiter.
Lake County Captains 9, West Michigan Whitecaps 7 (box)
Lake County jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first two innings, eventually tagging West Michigan starter Eudis Idrogo with eight runs (five earned) in just 3 2/3 frames. The Whitecaps offense did their part to get back into the game, scoring seven runs on six hits and five walks. Derek Hill had a pair of hits, stole three bases, and scored three times, while shortstop David Gonzalez drew three walks and added another steal.
Hill: 2-5, 3 R, 2 SO, 3 SB
Gonzalez: 0-2, 2 R, 3 BB, SO, SB
Perez: 1-3, RBI
Azocar: 0-3, R, BB, SO, SB
Idrogo (L): 3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Righthander Sandy Baez will make his season debut on Wednesday against Casey Shane (1-0, 0.00 ERA) of the Captains.