Toledo Mud Hens 4, Louisville Bats 1 (box)
Warwick Saupold threw a seven-inning complete game with four strikeouts and four walks for his third win of the season. Saupold allowed one run on just three hits while Casey McGehee hit his first home run of the season. Steven Moya led the Hens with a pair of hits and a run scored; second baseman Argenis Diaz added two hits and an RBI. Cincinnati Reds top prospect Robert Stephenson came up on the losing end after walking five in six innings.
Moya: 2-3, R
Diaz: 2-2, RBI
McGehee: 1-2, HR, R, RBI, BB
Saupold (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
Louisville Bats 3, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Buck Farmer was rocked in his return to the minor leagues, allowing three runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. That would be all the Bats would need, however, as the Mud Hens' bats fell silent in the nightcap of their doubleheader. Toledo managed just two hits off Bats starter Keyvius Sampson, and did not record an at-bat with a runner in scoring position. Their lone scoring threat came in the fourth inning when Chad Huffman was thrown out at home plate on a Jordany Valdespin double to end the inning.
Valdespin: 1-2, 2B, SO
Farmer (L): 2.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Matt Boyd (1-2, 2.20 ERA) will start for the Mud Hens as they continue their home series with Louisville.
Akron RubberDucks 12, Erie SeaWolves 5 (box)
What first looked to be a barnburner quickly turned into a rout, as the SeaWolves pitching staff could not keep Akron in check on Monday night. SeaWolves starter Lucas Harrell struggled, allowing six runs on six hits and four walks in five innings. The bullpen did not fare any better, allowing six runs in their three innings of work. The SeaWolves offense managed five runs on 10 hits, including home runs from Jeff McVaney and Connor Harrell.
Hicks: 3-5, 2 R, SO
McVaney: 2-5, HR, R, RBI
C. Harrell: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
L. Harrell (L): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Matt Crouse (0-1, 4.26 ERA) will start for Erie against Akron's Shawn Morimando (5-0, 1.89 ERA) in a 10:35 a.m. ET start at Canal Park in Akron.
A three-run second inning helped the Flying Tigers jump out to an early lead, and their bullpen just made the lead stand up for a road win in Tampa. Jeff Thompson picked up the win for Lakeland after holding the Yankees to two runs on three hits in five innings. Christin Stewart paced the Flying Tigers' offense with his 10th home run of the season, but the team combined for 11 hits (including five doubles) in 36 at-bats against Tampa pitching.
Simcox: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Scivicque: 2-4, 2B, R, SO
Greiner: 2-4, R, RBI
Stewart: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
Thompson (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Endrys Briceno (0-2, 6.51 ERA) and Tampa's Joey Maher (1-1, 2.00 ERA) will face off on Tuesday in a 7:00 p.m. ET start at Steinbrenner Field. Briceno has a 3.22 ERA in his last four outings.
West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Lake County Captains 2 (box)
This one was a LOBster fest, as the Whitecaps and Captains combined for 26 hits and just nine runs scored. The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth, when West Michigan scored three runs on four hits, including RBI from Jose Azocar and Cam Gibson. Azocar had a three-hit game for West Michigan, and Will Maddox went 4-for-5. Toller Boardman picked up the win for the Whitecaps after starter Trent Szkutnik only went 4 1/3 innings. The two teams went a combined 8-for-30 with runners in scoring position.
Maddox: 4-5, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Azocar: 3-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI, SO
Lester: 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Szkutnik: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, SO
Boardman (W): 2.2 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: Sandy Baez (0-3, 4.08 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps on Tuesday as they continue their series against Lake County.