Indianapolis Indians 11, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
The Indians scored eight runs in the top of the seventh inning, stretching a slim 2-0 lead into an insurmountable 10-run margin. Starter Thad Weber was solid through his first six innings, but all four of the batters he faced in the seventh scored to sully his final line. Relievers Ruben Alaniz and Drake Britton also allowed runs in the inning. The Mud Hens offense tallied nine hits but went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. John Hicks and Dixon Machado both had multi-hit games for Toledo.
Machado: 2-4, 3B, SO
Hicks: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Jones: 0-3, BB, SO, SB
Weber (L): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Buck Farmer (0-4, 6.56 ERA) will start for Toledo in the first game of a doubleheader against the Indians. The first game kicks off at Fifth Third Field at 5:35 p.m. ET.
Erie SeaWolves 1, Altoona Curve 0 (box)
Corey Jones hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking a scoreless tie. That would be all the run support starter Tommy Collier would need, as the righthander held the Curve to two hits in eight scoreless innings. Joe Jimenez struck out the side for his sixth save in a SeaWolves uniform. The Erie offense out-hit Altoona 7-2, but stranded eight runners on base. Jones and Grayson Greiner — who scored the lone run — had multi-hit games for Erie.
Jones: 2-4, RBI
Greiner: 2-3, R, SO
Collier (W): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 SO
Jimenez (S): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Josh Turley (2-6, 5.55 ERA) starts for Erie as they continue their series against Altoona.
Tampa Yankees 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)
Starter Jeff Thompson couldn’t make it through the seventh inning, ultimately allowing three runs in 6 1/3 frames to take his third loss of the season. He did walk six hitters, though. Reliever Confesor Lara was responsible for the brunt of the damage in the seventh, allowing both of Thompson’s inherited runners to score. Meanwhile, the Lakeland offense managed just one run on four hits, none of which came from their top four hitters. Christin Stewart struck out four times.
Gerber: 1-3, R, 2 SO
Pankake: 1-3, 2B
Hinkle: 1-3, RBI
Thompson: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Flying Tigers will kick off a series against the Daytona Tortugas on Friday. Jairo Labourt (4-7, 6.23 ERA) was originally scheduled to start, but he worked an inning out of the bullpen on Thursday.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 12, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
This was a whitewash from the beginning, as Bowling Green scored in six consecutive innings after a scoreless first. Whitecaps starter Eudis Idrogo was tagged for four runs (three earned) on six hits in four innings, and reliever Logan Longwith had a night to forget. Derek Hill singled and drove in a run to follow up Wednesday’s four-hit game. Leonard Laffita and Cam Gibson had two hits apiece for the Whitecaps.
Laffita: 2-4, 2B, R
Gibson: 2-2, RBI, BB
Hill: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
Idrogo (L): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 SO
Coming up next: Fernando Perez (2-3, 5.08 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps as they travel to Dayton for a three-game series.
Connecticut Tigers 5, Lowell Spinners 4 (box)
The Spinners out-hit the Tigers 11-10, but Connecticut pitchers stranded nine baserunners to pick up the team’s eighth win of the season. Gregory Soto scattered six hits over 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs. Reliever Yordy Cabrera earned the win, striking out five in two scoreless innings. Josh Lester led the Tigers offense with three hits, including two doubles. Shortstop Anthony Pereira doubled and drove in two runs.
Lester: 3-4, 2 2B, R
Pereira: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Soto: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, SO
Cabrera (W): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: Austin Sodders (0-1, 7.71 ERA) will start for Connecticut on Friday against Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m. ET.