Syracuse Chiefs 6, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)
The Chiefs notched a pair of runs in the first two innings and scored four off of Mud Hens starter Thad Weber to even their series against Toledo. Syracuse was led by Nationals’ top prospect Trea Turner and former Tiger Steve Lombardozzi, as the two combined for five hits and three runs scored. Toledo mounted a late comeback, scoring four runs in the final two frames, but Dean Green struck out looking with a runner on to end the game. Dixon Machado and John Hicks had two hits apiece for the Mud Hens.
Hicks: 2-4, 2 2B, R, SO
Jones: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Gose: 1-4, 2 SO
Weber (L): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Buck Farmer (0-3, 6.90 ERA) will face off against Syracuse’s A.J. Cole (5-4, 4.64 ERA) as the Mud Hens and Chiefs finish up their three-game series.
Hartford Yard Goats 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (F/7) (box)
Tommy Collier limited the Yard Goats to just two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings, but suffered his fifth loss of the season thanks to a SeaWolves offense that left 10 runners on base. Erie managed nine hits in seven innings, including a pair of hits apiece from Dominic Ficociello and Kody Eaves, but went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Right fielder Ismael Salgado drove in the SeaWolves’ lone run.
Eaves: 2-3, 2B
Salgado: 1-3, RBI
Collier (L): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 SO
Erie SeaWolves 6, Hartford Yard Goats 4 (F/7) (box)
Hartford scored a run in the first inning, but Erie reeled off four unanswered runs in the next two innings to win the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader. Kody Eaves and Drew Longley each drove in a pair of runs for the SeaWolves, while Corey Jones and Dominic Ficociello each scored twice. Lendy Castillo got the win in a solid effort from the Erie bullpen. However, Joe Jimenez’s long scoreless streak was snapped in the bottom of the seventh when he allowed an RBI double to Hartford’s Dillon Thomas.
Krizan: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Eaves: 1-2, 2 RBI, SB
Longley: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Jimenez (S): 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: The SeaWolves and Yard Goats will finish up an abbreviated three-game series at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Daytona Tortugas 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)
The Flying Tigers scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to tie the score at two, but Daytona answered with five runs of their own in the next half inning to take the lead for good. Starter Jeff Thompson was only able to record one out in the fifth, and allowed six runs on eight hits with no walks or strikeouts. Reliever Joe Rogers wasn’t much better, giving up three runs on seven hits in his 3 2/3 innings of work. The Flying Tigers offense only managed three hits.
Kivett: 1-3, RBI, BB
Gerber: 1-4, 2 SO
Verlander: 0-2, RBI, BB, SO
Thompson (L): 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER
Coming up next: Jairo Labourt (4-6, 5.73 ERA) will try to get his season back on track as the Flying Tigers kick off a home series with the Dunedin Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.
Lansing Lugnuts 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
The Lugnuts racked up 14 hits on Whitecaps pitching, including eight against starter Fernando Perez. Both he and reliever Toller Boardman allowed three runs. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps offense couldn’t capitalize on any scoring opportunities, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. They managed nine hits on the night, including three from catcher Arvicent Perez. Will Maddox and Brett Pirtle chipped in two hits apiece.
Perez: 3-4, 2B
Hill: 0-4, BB, SO, SB
Perez (L): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Kyle Dowdy (4-1, 2.40 ERA) will start against Blue Jays prospect Jon Harris (6-1, 2.36 ERA) in a 2:05 p.m. ET game on Sunday.
Connecticut Tigers 5, Abderdeen IronBirds 2 (box)
Connecticut’s Josh Lester went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple to lead the Tigers to their sixth win of the season. Lester drove in two of the Tigers’ five runs as part of a three-run sixth inning. Starter Gregory Soto was effectively wild, striking out five while only allowing a run on two hits in three innings. He walked four hitters, though. The Tigers bullpen combined to limit Aberdeen to a run on five hits over the final six innings.
Lester: 2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Swilling: 1-3, R, RBI
Havrilak: 1-3, R, BB
Soto: 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 BB, 5 SO
Viloria (W): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Tigers and IronBirds continue their three-game series at 5:35 p.m. ET on Sunday. Following Monday’s series finale, the Tigers will return home for a three-game series to close out the month.