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Derek Hill falls a home run shy of the cycle in Whitecaps loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Indianapolis Indians 4, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon looked sharp in his first outing since 2013, striking out six while allowing one run in six innings. Toledo's Matt Boyd nearly matched him, giving up a pair of unearned runs with five strikeouts in five innings. Cameron Maybin went hitless again in his rehab assignment, but Dixon Machado went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI, and run scored. Nate Schierholtz added a pair of hits, and Steven Moya hit a double. Alex Wilson struck out two while allowing a run on two hits in a rehab appearance.

Machado: 3-4, 3B, R, RBI
Schierholtz: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Moya: 1-4, 2B, SO
Boyd (L): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 5 SO
Wilson: 0.2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: The Mud Hens will have their hands full with Reds top prospect Robert Stephenson (8-11, 3.83 ERA in 2015) on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field.

Erie SeaWolves 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (box)

Tyler Bortnick went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs to lead the SeaWolves to their second victory in a row, taking the series from Bowie. Erie tallied nine hits in all, with doubles from Bortnick and catcher Tim Remes. Starter Cory Riordan struck out six in 6 2/3 innings, while the Erie bullpen locked down the narrow victory. Closer Paul Voelker notched his first save of the season, striking out two in the ninth.

Bortnick: 3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nunez: 1-4, R, RBI
Remes: 1-4, 2B, R, SO
Riordan (W): 6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 SO
Voelker (S): 1.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: The SeaWolves will welcome the Binghamton Mets to Jerry Uht Park for Opening Night and the start of a four-game series. Andrew Barbosa (5-3, 3.42 ERA in 2015) will start for Binghamton.

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)

Lakeland's Tyler Alexander allowed three runs in four innings and the Flying Tigers fell to 2-5 on the young season. Michael Gerber was Lakeland's lone source of offense, hitting his third home run of the season and driving in both Flyger runs. A.J. Simcox tripled and scored a run, while Christin Stewart and Wade Hinkle added the other two of Lakeland's four hits. Reliever Edgar De La Rosa allowed a run in two innings, but also struck out four.

Gerber: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Simcox: 1-4, 3B, R, 2 SO
Stewart: 1-4, SO
Alexander (L): 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO
De La Rosa: 2.0 IP, H, ER, 4 SO

Coming up next: Jairo Labourt (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second start of the year on Thursday, facing Michael Mader (0-0, 9.82 ERA) in the fourth and final game of the Flying Tigers' series against Jupiter.

Lake County Captains 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)

Sandy Baez allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings and the Whitecaps lost their fourth game in a row. Derek Hill had a big game at the plate for West Michigan, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He also drove in two runs and stole his fifth base of the season. Jose Azocar added a pair of hits, while Will Allen drove in the Whitecaps' other two runs.

Hill: 3-4, 2B, 3B, R, 2 RBI, SO, SB
Azocar: 2-4
Allen: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Baez (L): 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R (2 ER), 4 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps travel to Dayton for a four-game series with the Dragons starting on Thursday. Spenser Watkins (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will start for West Michigan against Dayton's Jose Lopez (1-0, 1.59 ERA).


Mud Hens reliever Bruce Rondon strained his hamstring while in the outfield during batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against Indianapolis, according to reporters. Rondon was helped off the field by a trainer, but an official diagnosis or timetable for return has not been released.