Toledo Mud Hens 5, Durham Bulls 0 (box)
The Mud Hens got to former Tigers farmhand Adam Wilk early, scoring three runs in the first two innings. Chad Huffman hit an RBI triple to get Toledo on the board in the first, while catcher John Hicks hit his second home run of the year in the second. The Mud Hens would tack on insurance runs later, but they would not be needed. Toledo starter Chad Bell was effectively wild, walking five in five shutout innings. The bullpen did the rest, allowing just one baserunner in the next four innings to seal the win.
Machado: 2-3, R, BB, SB
Hicks: 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, SB
Huffman: 2-4, 3B, R, RBI, SO
Bell (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens continue their series with Durham on Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. ET. Justin Marks (1-4, 4.29 ERA) will start for Durham.
Reading Fightin' Phils 11, Erie SeaWolves 9 (box)
The SeaWolves scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to overcome a 7-6 deficit, but Reading's Rhys Hoskins hit a walk-off grand slam off Erie closer Paul Voelker to send the SeaWolves to their 26th loss of the season. The outing was a complete meltdown from Voelker, who allowed two hits and two walks while recording just one out (on a sacrifice bunt). JaCoby Jones had another monster game offensively, mashing a triple and a home run. Jeff McVaney and Kody Eaves also homered for Erie.
McVaney: 3-4, HR, 4 R, RBI, BB
J. Jones: 2-4, 3B, HR, R, 3 RBI
D. Green: 2-5, R, 3 RBI, SB
Eaves: 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, SO
Collier: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Anthony Fernandez (0-0, 2.08 ERA) will start for the SeaWolves against Reading's Anthony Vasquez (6-2, 1.82 ERA) as the two teams continue their four-game series.
A.J. Ladwig limited the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings and was in line for his seventh win of the season. Unfortunately, he fell apart in the seventh, allowing a home run to Blue Jays top prospect Anthony Alford to lead off the frame. The Blue Jays would eventually score five runs in the inning to take a 7-4 lead, and Lakeland's comeback attempts in the final two frames fell short. Wade Hinkle and Ross Kivett homered for the Flying Tigers, and Kade Scivicque drove in two runs.
Kivett: 2-5, HR, R, RBI
Scivicque: 2-5, 2 RBI
Hinkle: 1-4, HR, 3 R, RBI, BB
Stewart: 0-2, 3 BB, 2 SO
Ladwig (L): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: Jeff Thompson (2-0, 1.45 ERA) will start for Lakeland as they continue their series with Dunedin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 (box)
A three-run sixth inning punctuated by Shane Zeile's second home run of the season gave the Whitecaps a 4-2 lead, and their bullpen shut the door for West Michigan's 23rd win of the season. Zeile was one of four Whitecaps with two hits, as the team combined for 11 hits to Bowling Green's five. Derek Hill had a pair of hits and scored twice, and Jose Azocar reached twice and drove in a run. Starter Jordan Smith walked five in five innings of work, but picked up his fourth win of the season.
Hill: 2-5, 2 R, SO, SB
Zeile: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Azocar: 2-4, RBI, SO
Maddox: 2-4, R, RBI, SO
Smith (W): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Matt Hall (5-0, 0.69 ERA), the Midwest League's ERA leader, will face off against Bowling Green's Taylor Hawkins (1-3, 3.58 ERA) in a 7:35 p.m. ET start at Bowling Green Ballpark.